Mary Hahn Ward is a caregiver to her husband, Tom. Many years ago Tom had a brain infection, encephalitis. It left him with permanent cognitive impairments. In 2010 Tom was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, ALS. Tom is a Marine Corps veteran. Veterans are at least twice as likely to get ALS than non-veterans.
'This Caregiver Life...' podcasts will explore a variety of topics including but not limited to the care giving journey.
In this episode Mary interviews her husband, Tom, a veteran with ALS, on being a care recipient. In the early 1990's long before Tom was diagnosed with ALS he had a serious brain infection, encephalitis. The infection left Tom with cognitive impairments which are as evident today as they were decades ago. In 2010 Tom was diagnosed with ALS. In this podcast Mary and Tom explore how being on the receiving end of caregiving has been for Tom. #ALS #ThisIsALS #VeteransWithALS