Maeve Leahy, PR & Communications Executive with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). Maeve talks with Myra Gleeson about Motor Neurone Disease.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching the muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.
MND strikes people of all ages and currently there is no cure, however symptoms can be managed to help the person achieve the best possible quality of life.