“I think that sometimes people take on a caring role, but don’t realise they are carers and don’t get the help that is available to them.” Carer, supporting a person with MND
If a relative or friend has received a diagnosis of MND or Kennedy’s disease, you may feel overwhelmed and need time to adjust. Any support or care you provide may feel a natural part of your relationship. However, health and social care services use the term ‘carer’ to describe someone who provides unpaid support to others. Using this term can help you identify and access services – many of which offer direct support for you, as well as the person who has been diagnosed. Select from the following to find out more.