Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand Inc.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells - neurones - controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow undergo degeneration and die. With no nerves to activate them, muscles gradually weaken and waste away, causing increasing loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. The patterns of weakness vary from person to person.
Our MND Association is a small not for profit organisation whose main purpose is to help support people with motor neurone disease and their carers. We have fieldworkers around the country who provide information, advocacy and emotional support and help people have access to the right health services at the right time.
14 Erson Ave, Royal Oak, Auckland
PO Box 24036, Royal Oak, Auckland 1345