About MND

What is MND?

Motor neuron disease (MND) is the general name given to a group of illnesses which affect nerves called motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord.

In a healthy person, the motor neurones carry signals from the brain directly to the muscles. But if you’re living with MND, the disease can prevent these signals from reaching your muscles.

Over time, this can lead to muscles becoming weaker and weaker until they stop working. This can affect the way your body works.

MND is a progressive, life-shortening illness, and there is currently no cure for the disease. However, symptoms can be managed to help you live the best quality of life possible and make memories with your loved ones.

This section provides information on motor neurone disease and answers to common questions.