Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Care

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones (nerves that cause muscles to move) in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and muscle wasting.  Read more  information about MND.

Because Motor Neurone Disease affects how muscles work, the symptoms can affect all areas of our bodies that use muscles. This means that MND can affect how you move, talk, eat, drink and breathe. Not all people with MND will experience the same symptoms and they may affect people differently.

MND and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) are different descriptions of the same disease. Read more about the types MND 

 

How Radfield Home Care Can Assist You

Managing symptoms as well as possible is the key to maintaining a good quality of life when living with MND. The healthcare team will be providing lots of medical support to do this and where we come in is to be able to provide some of the practical assistance that may be required.

Carers can assist with moving and handling using equipment, undertaking all personal care and catheter and continence care. We are able to administer medication and can liaise with GP's and pharmacists regarding reordering of medication.

Supporting a person with a complex condition such as MND usually involves many different people and having a good care team who can understand the many challenges and provide sensitive, practical support and care is vital to maintaining good quality of life for as long as possible.