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Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) (also known as ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a rare condition which progressively damages parts of the nervous system in the brain and spinal cord, stopping the motor neurones from working properly. Motor neurones control activities such as:

  • Walking
  • Speaking
  • Gripping
  • Swallowing

As the condition progresses, these activities become increasing difficult. In about 5% of cases there is some family history of MND, but currently it is not clear what causes the motor neurones from working.

The difficulties presented to someone living with MND are considerable. Due to the progressive nature of the disease, the individual will require increased levels of support, aids and personal care. The individual and their family benefit from knowing that all aspects of individual care needs are provided by a compassionate, dedicated, professional multi-disciplinary team. The Marbrook Centre has this. In addition we have a well designed and well equipped gym, individual ensuite bedrooms, outside space, large well furnished lounges, domestic style accessible kitchens, cinema, coffee lounge, and wifi coverage throughout the building. This means that use of technology and communicating via technology is made easier.

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