If we must have this disease, we are indeed blessed to have it now.
Perhaps more than any other area, this truth is shown by recent advances in adaptive technologies.
In my case, losses of strength, dexterity and motor skills in my right hand have caused me to embrace voice recognition and speech-to-text applications. I am currently using Dragon Dictation and like it a lot (a great improvement over the one-handed, hunt-and-peck method, that's for sure). It takes some getting used to, though.
Are there any other members in the group who are using such aids, to access the world of modern communication, personal correspondence, news and data sources? If so, what program(s) are you using, and how would you rate them?