Talk to Defeat ALS - Frank Esterle with Home Helpers

January 10, 2019

The Howard I. Abrams In-Home Care Program is a hallmark of The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter and a key part of the Chapter's mission for ALS families. In this podcast, Frank Esterle of Home Helpers talks about his organization's history of providing care for people with ALS, the stories that have impacted him personally and helped grow the relationship, and how Home Helpers is sponsoring upcoming events like the Help and Hope Research and Care Forum in March, 2019.

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Talk to Defeat ALS - Clinical Conference Part 2 with Melissa and Anne

November 29, 2018

In part two of our two part series on the 2018 Clinical Conference, Chapter Social Workers Anne Cooney and Melissa Coll talk about what they learned at the conference and what they presented as well. Melissa and Anne talk about caregiving and how caregivers can take care of themselves as well.

 

Listen, subscribe, share, and then learn more about ALS services and how you can get involved at www.alsphiladelphia.org 

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Talk to Defeat ALS - Report from the 2018 Clinical Conference Part 1

November 21, 2018

The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter's Care Services team recently participated in the 2018 Clinical Conference in Dallas, Texas. Many members of the Chapter team presented ideas and studies they worked on and everyone learned from experts from across the country. In Part 1 of our two part podcast series, Care Services Director Steve Spaulding; Gail Houseman, RN; and Alisa Brownlee, ATP discuss what they presented and learned. 

 

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Talk to Defeat ALS - Scott Smith and Virtual Reality

November 15, 2018

Scott Smith has produced dazzling visual effects on major Hollywood films for nearly two decades and currently works for Brick Simple to create groundbreaking virtual reality and augmented reality projects. On Wednesday, November 28, Scott will bring his experience and ideas to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter's Annual Dinner to talk about how Virtual Reality can be used to create a powerful empathy experience for ALS. This technology can be used for ALS awareness, education, caregiving and more. 

Listen, subscribe, share, and then make sure to join us for the Annual Dinner by signing up at www.alsphiladelphia.org/annualdinner 

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Talk to Defeat ALS - 5 Minute Tip - Scooters and ALS

October 9, 2018

In the latest Five Minute Tip on the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, Alisa Brownlee talks about how people with ALS can use a scooter for mobility and answers some questions about their usefulness. Listen, share, subscribe and then get involved in the fight against ALS at www.alsphiladelphia.org 

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Talk to Defeat ALS - 5 Minute Tip Tech and Support Groups

October 2, 2018

The Talk to Defeat ALS continues with another 5 Minute Tip with Alisa Brownlee. In this episode, Alisa talks about the value of Tech and Support groups and how they can make life better for a person with ALS and their family and caregivers. She explains how to find one near you and how you should be prepared to listen and learn from others.

 

Listen, subscribe, and do more in the fight against ALS online now at www.alsphiladelphia.org 

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Talk to Defeat ALS - 5 Minute Tip: Using a Trilogy Device

September 25, 2018

In this 5 Minute Tip, Alisa Brownlee discusses how a person with ALS could use a Trilogy device and answers some quick questions that people may have. Listen, share, subscribe and then learn more at www.alsphiladelphia.org and follow Alisa on Twitter @ALSAssistiveTec and follow the Chapter @alsphiladelphia 

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Talk to Defeat ALS - 5 Minute Tip: Calling for Help Outside the Home

September 11, 2018

In this latest 5 Minute Tip on the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, Alisa Brownlee gives advice for how a person with ALS can call for help from a loved one outside of their home. Tune in and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes for more 5 Minute Tips and support the fight against ALS at www.alsphiladelphia.org 

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Talk to Defeat ALS - 5 Minute Tip: Cell Phone Use for People with Hand Difficulties

September 4, 2018

Alisa Brownlee is back with another 5 Minute Tip on our Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, this time to discuss how a person with ALS can use a cell phone even if they have difficulties using their hands and fingers. Listen, share, subscribe on iTunes, and then visit www.alsphiladelphia.org to learn more about resources for people with ALS and how you can donate and volunteer today. 

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Talk to Defeat ALS - Social Media

August 23, 2018

Social Meida is a valuable tool for everybody in the 21st Century, but it can be even more vital for people with ALS who have challenges with communication and connecting with others. In this Talk to Defeat ALS podcast, Alisa Brownlee and Tony Heyl discuss the benefits and pitfalls of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and even Pinterest. This is also a reminder to follow The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter on social media @alsphiladelphia 

 

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