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MND - an overview

Web pages about MND Web page

For basic facts about MND and what to think about when newly diagnosed.

Web pages about support and information Web page

For further reading on symptoms, support and our services, when living with or affected by MND.

Animation: What is MND? Video

https://www.youtube.com
Our short animation about the disease, along with other introductory animations.

How to find out more Web page

A leaflet with basic facts about MND and how to find out more from the MND Association.

An introduction to motor neurone disease MND Web page

A small booklet with a short overview of MND.

An introduction to motor neurone disease (MND) - audio Web page

https://soundcloud.com
An audio version of our booklet about MND, hosted through SoundCloud.

An easy read guide to motor neurone disease (MND) PDF

To help with reading difficulties or learning disabilities – endorsed by Mencap.

Living with motor neurone disease Web page

Our comprehensive guide to help manage daily life with MND. Access the guide in full or section by section.

2C - Primary lateral sclerosis PDF

Our information sheet about this slow progressing form of MND.

2D - Progressive muscular atrophy PDF

Our information sheet about this rare form of MND.

Podcast - MND Matters Web page

Our podcast series, giving people with or affected by MND or Kennedy's disease the chance to share their stories.

Web page for all of our care information resources Web page

Our main web page list, for access to all of our resources for care information.

Motor neurone disease checklist Web page

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk
This PDF is an interactive form to help you manage your condition and think ahead with MND.

Telling people about MND Web page

How to open conversations about your diagnosis with family, children, friends, colleagues and professionals.

What you should expect from your care Web page

Our pocket guide to support discussions with professionals, based on the NICE guideline.
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Treatments and medication

Understanding My Needs Web page

This PDF is an interactive form to record your care needs with MND to guide hospital staff and care workers.

Web pages on health and social care Web page

Guidance on available types of care, treatment and medication.

What you should expect from your care Web page

Our pocket guide to support discussions with professionals, based on the NICE guideline.

1A - About the NICE guideline on MND PDF

Our information sheet about the NICE guideline on MND, which gives recommendations to professionals about treatment, care and support for people with or affected by the disease.

3A - MND care centres and networks PDF

Our information sheet about MND care centres and networks, part-funded by the MND Association.

3D - Hospice and palliative care PDF

Our information sheet about the benefits of early referral to hospice and palliative care.

5A - Riluzole PDF

Our information sheet about riluzole, the only drug licensed in the UK to help prolong survival with MND, by several months.

6A - Physiotherapy PDF

Our information sheet about physiotherapy and how it can help, including how to access this support.

6B - Complementary therapies PDF

Our information sheet about complementary therapies, which some people find helpful to relieve symptoms and stress.

6C - Managing pain PDF

Our information sheet on how to find support for pain with MND, particularly if due to problems with movement or mobility.

10D - NHS continuing healthcare PDF

Our information sheet about NHS continuing healthcare and how to apply for this fully funded health and social care, if your primary healthcare needs become urgent and complex.

10F - Personal health budgets PDF

Information on personal health budgets to give more choice and control over the healthcare services you receive. For people living with MND or Kennedy's disease in England.
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Kennedy's disease - an overview

Web pages about Kennedy’s disease Web page

These pages include basic facts about Kennedy's disease and how to find further support.

Animation: What is Kennedy's disease? Video

https://www.youtube.com
Our short animation about the disease, along with other introductory animations.

Other resources useful with Kennedy's disease Web page

A list of all of our care information for MND. Many of these resources are inclusive of Kennedy's disease, as both diseases share similar symptoms and physical difficulties.

2B - Kennedy's disease PDF

Our information sheet about Kennedy's disease and available support.
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Personal care

10B - What is social care? PDF

Guidance on social care, including getting your needs assessed, who pays for any agreed care services and how to use direct payments for choice and control over services.

Living with motor neurone disease Web page

Our comprehensive guide to help manage daily life with MND. Access the guide in full or section by section.

What you should expect from your care Web page

Our pocket guide to support discussions with professionals, based on the NICE guideline.

Web page on personal care Web page

Guidance about how to prolong independence with daily routines and intimate personal care, including how to get support when needed.

Motor neurone disease checklist Web page

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk
This PDF is an interactive form to help you manage your condition and think ahead with MND.

Understanding My Needs Web page

This PDF is an interactive form to record your care needs with MND to guide hospital staff and care workers.

Personal care Web page

Our booklet on ways to prolong independence with personal care and daily routines, and how to get support.
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Mobility, movement, pain and twitching

Web page on mobility and movement Web page

An overview about mobility and movement, including the support available.

Web page on health and social care Web page

Guidance on the types of health and social care support you may need with MND or Kennedy's disease, including treatments and medication.

6A - Physiotherapy PDF

Guidance on how physiotherapy can help if you have problems with mobility, movement or stiff muscles, and how to access this support.

6C - Managing pain PDF

How to find support if you experience pain, particularly if due to problems with movement or mobility.

11C - Equipment and wheelchairs PDF

This information sheet looks at ways to make daily life easier by using a range of equipment, including wheelchairs, and how to access this support.

11E - Environmental controls PDF

Detail on environmental controls and how they can help with remote control of facilities in your home.

Making the most of life with MND Web page

Our booklet on quality of life, interests and finding different ways to do things.

Getting around Web page

Our booklet about driving, transport, travel and holidays if you need support with MND or Kennedy's disease.
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Social care and financial support

10B - What is social care? PDF

Guidance on social care, including getting your needs assessed, who pays for any agreed care services and how to use direct payments for choice and control over services.

10C - Disabled Facilities Grants PDF

Our information sheet applying for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) for home installations and adaptations, including things to think about when making changes.

10E - Work and motor neurone disease PDF

Our Information sheet about available options with MND, if you are thinking about whether to continue or leave employment.

Web page on personal care Web page

Guidance about how to prolong independence with daily routines and intimate personal care, including how to get support when needed.

Motor neurone disease checklist Web page

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk
This PDF is an interactive form to help you manage your condition and think ahead with MND.

Web page on health and social care Web page

Guidance on support from health and social care, including needs assessment and how to start identifying relevant benefits.

Benefits Advice Service Web page

Our Benefits Advice Service can help you identify benefits you may be entitled to and the best way to apply.

10A - Benefits and entitlements PDF

Our information sheet on relevant benefits and entitlements and how to apply.

10D - NHS continuing healthcare PDF

Our information sheet about NHS continuing healthcare for fully funded health and social care, if your healthcare needs become urgent and complex.

10F - Personal health budgets PDF

Information on personal health budgets to give more choice and control over the healthcare services you receive. For people living with MND or Kennedy's disease in England.

10G - Support for families with children PDF

Our information sheet on different types of support that may be available for families affected by MND, with dependent children.
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Speech and communication

Animation: What is voice banking and message banking? Video

https://www.youtube.com
Our short animation about how to use a version of your own voice on communication aids, along with other introductory animations.

Telling people about MND Web page

How to open conversations about your diagnosis with family, children, friends, colleagues and professionals.

Understanding My Needs Web page

This PDF is an interactive form to record your care needs with MND to guide hospital staff and care workers.

Web page on speech and communication Web page

Guidance on support for problems with speech and communication.

Communication aids service Web page

How we can help if you are thinking about which communication aids to use or whether to try voice banking.

7C - Speech and communication support PDF

Information about how to access support if you have problems with your speech or communication, with either MND or Kennedy's disease.

7D - Voice banking and message banking PDF

Guidance on voice banking to create a computerised version of your voice for use on a communication aid and on saving a bank of recorded messages.
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Support for carers, family members and partners

Web pages for adult carers and family members Web page

Guidance for adults affected by MND and anyone who provides unpaid care support to a person with MND.

Caring and MND: quick guide Web page

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk
A booklet to help those new to the caring role, when someone close has MND.

Caring and MND: support for you Web page

Our comprehensive guide to support your wellbeing, if you are supporting a person with MND or Kennedy's disease. You can access the full guide here or each separate section as needed.

Telling people about MND Web page

How to open conversations about an MND diagnosis with family, children, friends, colleagues and professionals.

Finding your way with bereavement Web page

A booklet about finding support with anticipated grief and bereavement.

Web page on bereavement support Web page

Guidance about the different types of support available to help following a bereavement.
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Swallowing, eating and drinking

Web page on swallowing, eating and drinking Web page

Guidance on difficulties with swallowing, eating and drinking, including problems with saliva.

Eating and drinking with motor neurone disease (MND) guide Web page

To help people with MND adapt how they eat and drink, if needed. It includes information, tips and easy-swallow recipes.

Eating and drinking with motor neurone disease (MND) – web app Web page

https://eatingwithmndapp.mndassociation.org
The web app version of this guide for use on screens and mobile devices. To help people with MND adapt how they eat and drink, if needed. It includes information, tips and easy-swallow recipes.

7A - Swallowing difficulties PDF

An information sheet to help manage concerns about swallowing difficulties, saliva, coughing and choking with MND.

7B - Tube feeding PDF

An information sheet to help with decision making about tube feeding, if you have swallowing, eating or drinking difficulties.

myTube website Web page

https://mytube.mymnd.org.uk
Videos about tube feeding, from people living with and affected by MND. This website was developed by SITraN, the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, and part-funded by the MND Association.
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Support for children and young people

Web pages for children, young people, parents and guardians Web page

Guidance to help support children and young people, including information for parents and guardians.

Telling people about MND Web page

A booklet to help open conversations about an MND diagnosis with other people, including with children and young people.

MND Buddies Web page

https://www.mndbuddies.org
Our online activity hub for children aged 4-10, providing MND facts in a gentle way through games, stories and activities.

When someone close has MND: a workbook for children aged 4 to 10 Web page

A printed activity workbook that you can order for a trusted adult to communicate with children about MND. Find out more here on our web hub for children, young people, and parents and guardians.

So what is MND, anyway? Web page

A comprehensive guide about MND, for young people and young carers.

So what is MND, anyway? (web app) Web page

https://cypapp.mndassociation.org
Our guide about MND for young people and young carers in a web app format for use on mobile devices.
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Emotions, thinking and behaviour

Making the most of life with MND Web page

Our booklet on quality of life, interests and finding different ways to do things.

Web page on emotions, thinking and behaviour Web page

Guidance on emotional and psychological support. This web page also includes information on changes to thinking and behaviour, which can affect some people with MND.

Emotional and psychological support Web page

A booklet to help people emotional and psychological support, with the types of therapy available.

Changes to thinking and behaviour with MND Web page

A booklet about possible changes to thinking and behaviour with MND, to support people with MND, their carers and families.

6B - Complementary therapies PDF

Our information sheet about complementary therapies, which many people find helpful for easing stress and anxiety.

Telling people about MND Web page

How to open conversations about your diagnosis with family, children, friends, colleagues and professionals.
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e-Book formats and other languages

1B - Health information in other languages or formats PDF

An information sheet for people who need a specific format or language to help them understand information when making decisions about their health and social care.

Web page for other languages and formats Web page

Guidance for those who need information in a specific format, including a list of all resources currently available in other languages.

An introduction to motor neurone disease (MND) Web page

Our short booklet about MND for use on e-reader apps. Tested on Apple Books for iPad and iPhone, and Google Books or Adobe Digital Editions for Android devices.

2B - Kennedy's disease PDF

Our information sheet about Kennedy's disease for use on e-reader apps. Tested on Apple Books for iPad and iPhone, and Google Books or Adobe Digital Editions for Android devices.

7A - Swallowing difficulties PDF

Our information sheet about swallowing difficulties for use on e-reader apps. Tested on Apple Books for iPad and iPhone, and Google Books or Adobe Digital Editions for Android devices.

7B - Tube feeding PDF

Our information sheet about tube feeding for use on e-reader apps. Tested on Apple Books for iPad and iPhone, and Google Books or Adobe Digital Editions for Android devices.

8A - Support for breathing problems PDF

Our information sheet about support for breathing problems for use on e-reader apps. Tested on Apple Books for iPad and iPhone, and Google Books or Adobe Digital Editions for Android devices.

8B - Ventilation for motor neurone disease (MND) PDF

Our information sheet about ventilation for motor neurone disease, for use on e-reader apps. Tested on Apple Books for iPad and iPhone, and Google Books or Adobe Digital Editions for Android devices.
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Breathing problems

8A - Support for breathing problems PDF

Our information sheet about the way MND can affect breathing, including how symptoms can be managed.

8B - Ventilation for motor neurone disease PDF

Our information sheet on types of assisted ventilation, that can help support breathing.

8C - Withdrawal of ventilation with MND PDF

Our information sheet on how ventilation can be withdrawn, if wished, with questions to raise with the professionals who support.

8D - Air travel and ventilation for motor neurone disease PDF

Our information sheet on what to think about with air travel, if you want to take NIV equipment on the journey.

Web page on breathing and ventilation Web page

Guidance on breathing problems and available support, including decision-making around assisted ventilation.

myBreathing website Web page

http://mybreathing.mymnd.org.uk
Videos about assisted ventilation from people with or affected by MND. Part-funded by the MND Association and developed by SITraN, the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience.
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Planning ahead and end of life decisions

8C - Withdrawal of ventilation with MND PDF

Our information sheet about how ventilation can be withdrawn if wished, with questions to ask the professionals who support.

Web page on planning ahead Web page

Guidance on planning ahead for future care.

What you should expect from your care Web page

Our pocket guide to support discussions with professionals, based on the NICE guideline.

1A - About the NICE guideline on MND PDF

Our information sheet about the NICE guideline on MND, which gives recommendations to professionals about treatment, care and support for people with MND.

Motor neurone disease checklist Web page

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk
An interactive form to help you manage your condition and think ahead with MND.

End of life: a guide for people with MND Web page

Our comprehensive guide on decision making about future care and getting your affairs in order. Access the full guide here or each separate section as needed.

Understanding My Needs Web page

This PDF is an interactive form to record your care needs with MND, to help guide hospital staff and care workers.

MND Alert Card Web page

Carry this card to let emergency medical staff know you have MND and may be at risk with oxygen therapy. Use this downloadable version for quick reference on a mobile device. If you order the printed card, you can add written details of your key contacts.

3D - Hospice and palliative care PDF

Our information sheet about the benefits of early referral to hospice and palliative care.

14A - Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT) and advance care planning PDF

Our information sheet about making advance decisions, including a sample completed ADRT form and a blank form.

Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT) form PDF

An interactive version of the ADRT form that you can complete on screen, then save and print.
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