Assisting people diagnosed with motor neurone disease

Julie Swann
  • British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, April 2011, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/bjha.2011.5.4.174

An explanation of Motor Neurone Disease

What is it about?

This article explains motor neurone disease, its impact on newly diagnosed patients and how healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners can help those with this condition.

Why is it important?

Motor Neurone Disease can affect men or women and occurs in people of all ethnic groups. It is becoming more into the public eye due to the media.

Perspectives

Mrs Julie I Swann

Motor Neurone Disease is a group of progressive neuromuscular diseases in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralysed.

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