Managing MND: The Impact of Cognitive and Behavioural Change

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Research Group at Beaumont Hospital and Trinity College is developing an educational programme for Healthcare professionals treating patients and families of people with MND

The purpose is to help those affected by MND to recognize the impact of our evolving understanding of cognitive and behavioural change on disease management.

It is now recognized that up to 30% of people with MND experience cognitive and behavioural changes, and up to 13% experience a dementia-like syndrome. More subtle behavioural changes can be demonstrated in up to 50% of patients.

Research by the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Research Group at Beaumont and Trinity College Dublin has shown that these changes can increase the burden of care for families, and there is evidence to suggest that this burden may be under-reported by families and under-recognized by healthcare professionals.

The Trinity /Beaumont research team will host a Study Day for Healthcare Professionals around the cognitive, behavioural and personality changes that can occur in MND, and how to recognize and better manage these changes  in the context of the overall management of MND.

The event will be held on Friday 25 November 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. For enquiries please call 089 2018386.

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Research Motor Neurone (RMN) was founded in 2007,  for the purpose of promoting and facilitating research into the causes and treatments of motor neurone disease (MND), also known as ALS. RMN also strives to increase awareness of this incurable disease at both a national and international level.

Ongoing research is needed to discover the cause, treatment and methods of improving quality of life for MND sufferers and their families.

The generous support from our donors helps us make progress in finding ways to help those who suffer from this debilitating condition. It is through the fundraising endeavours of all our sponsors that essential funds are raised to support RMN and our ongoing vital research. Thank you all for your kindness and continued support.