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Latest News and Research Latest News and Research A Psychosocial Approach to Caring for People with MND in a Palliative Care Setting Tuesday, 25th March 2014
A Psychosocial Approach to Caring for People with Motor Neurone Disease in a Palliative Care Setting Date: Monday 19th May ...


Survey shows shocking impact of cuts on Irish people with neurological conditions Survey shows shocking impact of cuts on Irish people with neurological conditions Tuesday, 11th March 2014
New Survey shows shocking impact of cuts on Irish people with neurological conditions NAI survey highlights "shocking" neurological ...


Walk to D-Feet MND Registration Walk to D-Feet MND Registration Tuesday, 25th February 2014
On Saturday 19th July at 11am, the IMNDA is hosting it's 2nd ever ‘Walk to D-Feet MND’, a beautiful 5k walk (or run!) ...


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Symptoms

MND presents itself in various ways, depending on the particular groups of muscle fibres which degenerate initially. Wasting and weakness of muscles of the hands, sometimes one side a first, stiffness in the legs with dragging of one leg or the development of marked weakness in the legs may be the initial symptom. Sometimes the muscles of the tongue and swallowing mechanism are affected early, with slurring of speech, difficulty in swallowing and coughing.

The disease may remain relatively stationary for some time or may progress to other limbs, to the tongue and to the breathing muscles. Death in MND is usually caused by the combined involvement of the swallowing and breathing muscles, causing a severe pneumonia.

Motor Neurone Disease does not cause bladder or bower symptoms and does not cause sensory, visual or hearing disorders.

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