MND is a terminal illness which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This causes muscle wasting and weakness and can affect someone’s ability to walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe unaided. There is no effective treatment and no cure. The average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 20 months and almost 200 people are diagnosed in Scotland each year.
People across Scotland have shared their experience of MND to raise awareness of the illness and its impact on families throughout the country. Read their stories here.
Funding research is a key priority for MND Scotland. You can find out more about the projects we are currently funding here.
Together we will #CureMND.
Lucy Lintott, from Moray, diagnosed with MND in 2013