Motor Neuron Disease
The team at Comfort Keepers have experience in supporting and improving quality of life for individuals with motor neuron disease. Our expert team will provide your or your loved one with extensive support and knowledge.
What is Motor Neuron Disease?
Motor Neuron disease (MND) is a condition that affects the nerves in a person’s brain and spine which results in a progressive loss of function. There are three types of MND:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) – is the most common form of MND and accounts for 90% of cases, progressive
- Muscular Atrophy (PMA) – accounts for 5% of MND cases, and
- Progressive Lateral Sclerosis – accounts for 5% of cases.
MND can lead to weakness and loss of muscle tone, increasing loss of mobility in the limbs and difficulty with speech, swallowing and breathing. Although MND is a progressive, non-curable illness with healthcare advances, the quality of life of a person with MND has improved in recent years. Comfort Keepers can support you or your loved one with everyday activities within the home.