Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND)
MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
It attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles refuse to work.
A third of people with MND die within a year of diagnosis, and more than half within two years.
It kills six people per day in the UK, and affects up to 5,000 adults at any one time. There is no cure.
The MND Charter
The MND Charter is a statement of the respect, care and support that people living with MND and their carers deserve and should expect.
The five points of the Charter are:
1. The right to an early diagnosis and information.
2. The right to access quality care and treatments.
3. The right to be treated as individuals and with dignity and respect.
4. The right to maximise their quality of life.
5. Carers of people living with MND have the right to be valued, respected, listened to and well-supported.
To find out more information please look at the website links below:
MND Association: www.mndassociation.org
MND Charter: www.mndcharter.org