Cognitive change and frontotemporal dementia

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive and terminal disease that results in degeneration of the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord.

MND also includes non-motor symptoms, one of the most common being cognitive change. Research has shown that changes can occur in the frontal and temporal areas of the brain, which affect thinking, reasoning and behaviour.

This information gives an overview of cognitive changes that may occur, how these can be assessed, and includes practical tips on management.

It has been designed to support your work in helping people with MND, families and carers adjust to changes in thinking and behaviour, should they happen.

Find out more

More information about cognitive change and FTD can be found in our booklet for health and social care professionals:

• Cognitive change, frontotemporal dementia and MND

Contact MND Connect if you have any questions about MND and supporting people with the condition.

Other useful resources

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262