Planning ahead

This information is for health and social care professionals. You may also want to see our information for people living with or affected by MND on:

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive and terminal disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. Respiratory muscle weakness occurs eventually in everyone with MND and ventilatory failure is the most common cause of death.

Respiratory function significantly predicts both survival and quality of life in people with MND. Monitoring respiratory function therefore helps the health professional and the person with MND to reach decisions about management in a timely way.

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262