MND NZ works with people living with Motor Neurone Disease to enable them to have the best quality of life possible.
We help people with MND access the full range of medical expertise and equipment they need, and we provide practical and emotional support. We educate and provide up-to-date information for people with MND and their whanau as well as the health professionals working with them.
The more informed the health professionals, the more co-ordinated the care. The more empowered the family, the better the outcome and quality of life for those involved.
We are the only national charity in New Zealand focused on MND care, research and campaigning.
We work closely with MND Australia and we are a member of the International Alliance of ALS/MND Associations.
By remembering MND in your will, you will ensure that your gift will extend beyond your lifetime to New Zealanders with MND and help ensure they get the support they need.
Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name of a group of diseases that cause the death of the nerve cells (neurones) that control the muscles that enable us to move, speak, swallow and breathe.
With no nerves to activate them, these muscles gradually weaken and waste away. This causes progressive loss of mobility in the limbs, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and breathing. The progression varies significantly from person to person.
The most common type of MND is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. In some countries, including North America, MND is called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS.
Legal Name The Motor Neurone Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated
Also known as MND New Zealand
Registered Charity #CC35320
Health & Disabilities, Health Conditions, Medical Research, Social Services