Motor Neurone Disease

What is MND? - MND Australia

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What is MND? ... Motor neurone disease (MND) affects the nerves (motor neurones) that communicate between the brain and the muscles that enable us to move, speak, ...

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Motor neuron disease - Latest research and news | Nature

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Motor neuron disease usually refers to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, but it can also refer to other kind of neurodegenerative disease that affect the motor ...

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How long can you live with motor neurone disease?

Life expectancy after diagnosis is one to five years, with 10 per cent of people with MND living 10 years or more. The needs of people with MND are complex and vary from person to person.

Motor neurone disease (MND) - Better Health Channel

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How long does motor neurone disease take to develop?

The onset of symptoms varies but most commonly the disease is first recognized between 20 and 40 years of age. Generally, the disease progresses very slowly. Early symptoms may include tremor of outstretched hands, muscle cramps during physical activity, and muscle twitches.

Motor Neuron Diseases Fact Sheet | National Institute of ...

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How did Stephen Hawking live so long?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS is one of several types of motor neurone diseases. It gradually and inexorably paralyzes patients, usually killing within about four years. Hawking was diagnosed in 1963, when he was just 21 years old. He survived for 55 years with the incurable condition.

Stephen Hawking had ALS for 55 years. How did he do it? - NBC News

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How do you treat motor neurone disease?

There is no cure for motor neurone disease and no treatment will significantly alter its course. Medications may be prescribed to control involuntary muscle twitching, muscle cramps and excess saliva. However, treatment essentially focuses on retaining function and quality of life and providing comfort.

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