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ALS Fast Facts
In a given year, about 30,000 Americans suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Approximately 5,600 new cases of the disease are diagnosed each year. ALS most commonly develops in patients between the ages of 40 and 65, and the risk increases with age.
Men under the age of 65 are more likely than women to develop ALS. After the age of 70, both men and women are equally likely to develop the disease.
About 10% of people who develop ALS have a genetically inherited form of the disease, and children of these patients have a 50% chance of developing the disease themselves.
More than half of those diagnosed with ALS will die within two to five years of the onset of symptoms. About 20% will survive for five years or more, and about 10% will survive for more than 10 years.
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On average, it takes about 12 months from the initial onset of symptoms until the disease is diagnosed.
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Alzheimer Caregiver Tips
15 Million Americans Provide Unpaid Care
A diagnosis of ALS is devastating both for the patient and for their loved ones and caregivers. The disease is fatal, and coping with that fact can make dealing with its symptoms and complications even more difficult than they would be otherwise.
- Make room for grief. Therapies and treatments can make the grieving process take a back seat to the daily routine.