|Name||Motor Neurone Disease (MND)|
|Related to/Also known as||Motor Neuron Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
|Symptoms of Motor Neurone Disease
Motor Neurone Disease is an uncommon disease, which causes a progressive degeneration of the motor system (the nerve cells that controls the muscles). It is a slowly progressive disease, whose common systems include muscle wasting/weakness, muscle cramps and difficulty with swallowing and with speech.
• The British Deaf Association has information in BSL about Motor Neurone Disease.
|Useful national contacts||
|Children & young people||
Children and young people (MNDA)
Coronavirus information (MNDA)
MND and Coronavirus (MNDA)
Motor neurone disease (NHS Choices)
Motor neurone disease (Brain & Spine Foundation)
Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
|News and events||
Global MND Awareness Day is 21 June 2020 (International Association of ALS/MND Associations)
Motor neurone disease trial offered to hundreds of patients (BBC, January 2020)
Trajectories of Outcome in Neurological Conditions (TONiC) study seeks volunteers
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Motor Neurone Disease and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
This includes a copy of the MNDA's booklet 'When Someone Close has MND: A workbook for children aged 4 to 10'.