I am very sorry to hear about your mother. My mom was finally diagnosed with ALS in December of 2005, and past away in July 2006. It took the Drs. forever to figure out what was wrong with her. She too, kept falling and hurting herself (first signs), also her speech was affected by the disease at first, then progressively got worse with time. In the end, she was on a feeding tube (G-tube), couldn't talk and had no use of her limbs. She opted not to be put on a ventilator, but to die in peace. Love her everyday and let her know you love her, because once they are gone, its for good
I took very good care of my mom once diagnosed with the terrible disease. I hope you and your family all the best. If I can answer any questions in any way, please let me know. She was 56 yrs. old when she died. Best of luck to all of you.