MND affects everyone differently, which makes it so difficult for everyone involved. It can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.

If you have known someone with MND previously, resist the desire to compare. Not everyone has all the symptoms, or in the same order, and the speed at which symptoms progress can vary radically. It is highly unlikely they will all develop at the same time though.

MND cannot be stopped or reversed, and although there is currently no cure for MND, therapies, equipment and medication can help manage symptoms. These can all help you achieve the best possible quality of life.

Always seek help from your health and social care professionals at the first sign of any change.

A specific list of symptoms and more information can be found in the Symptoms of MND section of the Associations website.