Losing Control: The course of ALS is a process of losing control. Barney shares an insight about the importance of letting the ALS patient hold on to control, even if illusory, as long as possible.
Survivor's Thoughts: Barney speaks frankly and insightfully about the feelings of relief that a survivor of this difficult experience should have.
The Diagnosis: Georgina, Barney and his wife had three different responses to the diagnosis, consistent with their radically different personalities.
The Final Days: In the very difficult final days, Barney describes his mothers electrifying and totally unexpected reaction.
Using Technology: Barney set up a simple video connection between his mother and him, which facilitated a wide range of positive benefits for everyone involved.