MND NZ’s Support Workers help people with MND live better for longer. All over New Zealand, our Support Workers help people with MND access the right health services at the right time, provide up-to-date information, and offer both practical and emotional support.
MND NZ is a small registered charity that also works to increase awareness and understanding of MND in New Zealand. We believe in supporting MND research.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells – neurones – controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow degenerate and die.
With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste away, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. The patterns of weakness vary from person to person.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is the most common type of MND. MND is known as ALS in some countries.
In 2011, one in every 200 deaths in New Zealand was due to MND
6 March 2018 Submission on the End of Life Choice Bill From The Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand Download as PDF Motor neurone disease (MND) is a fatal neurological condition that causes rapidly increasing disability and loss of independence. It frequently strikes healthy people in middle age. […] READ MORE
UPDATES FROM AUSTRALIA AND THE WORLD 8:45am Carol Birks (CEO, MND Australia) – 10 years of NDIS influencing to ensure early intervention and needs-based supports for pwMND Our Vision: A world without MND Our Mission: To promote, influence and advance MND care and research to improve the lives of all […] READ MORE
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