A diagnosis of MND can feel overwhelming. You, your family and everyone close to you will need time to adjust.
Living with MND is extremely challenging. However, it’s not necessarily as bleak as people imagine. With strong community and specialist support, many people maintain some independence for a significant part of the condition’s course, and experience a quality of life they may not have imagined possible at the time of diagnosis.
The MND NZ Support Service will help you access the appropriate care to manage your symptoms, so that you can live your life as fully as possible.
Being diagnosed with motor neurone disease is a difficult and stressful time. You’ll probably feel incredibly overwhelmed in the first few days and weeks, and struggle to understand the ramifications involved.
To help with the process, we’ve compiled a list of tips for patients who have recently been diagnosed with MND based on information from the ALS Association.