Welcome to MNDcare – the MND Australia evidence based and best practice website for health, disability, aged and community care professionals – getting motor neurone disease care research into practice.
No matter where you work, MNDcare will help you to:
- assess the needs of the person with MND and their carer
- get evidence based and best practice MND information
- make referrals to the right provider at the right time
- provide a coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach to MND care
Are you a health or community care professional wanting to find out more about motor neurone disease?
Motor neurone disease (MND) which is known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in many other parts of the world, and as Lou Gehrig's disease in the USA, is a progressive neurological disease. read more
What is the MNDcare approach?
Motor neurone disease is very different for every person diagnosed. MND may start in different areas of the body and progress in different patterns and at different rates. read more
Strategies you can use to sensitively communicate the diagnosis of motor neurone disease
Prognostic and end-of-life communication is a vital skill for health care professionals caring for patients with progressive life-limiting illnesses, and their families. read more
Is non-invasive positive pressure ventilation beneficial for people with MND?
An important intervention, which clinical experience suggests is beneficial for patients with ALS/MND, is non-invasive ventilation (Orrell 2010). read more
How can communication difficulties be managed?
Language impairment can have a deleterious effect on the quality of life of the patients and carers. read more