|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||
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'.