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Cognition and FTD: Highlights from Glasgow

Reading Time: 3 minutes Written by Rachel Boothman and Kaye Stevens This blog is part of the ‘Highlights from Glasgow’ collection of articles, where you can read about the content of some of the talks and posters presented at the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND. Exploration into cognition and frontotemporal dementia with MND/ALS continues to attract attention. At the…

Psychological and emotional wellbeing: Highlights from Glasgow

Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog is part of the ‘Highlights from Glasgow’ collection of articles, where you can read about the content of some of the talks and posters presented at the 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND. Written by Kaye Stevens and Rachel Boothman At the 2018 International Symposium on MND in Glasgow, it was positive to see an…

MND research around the world

Reading Time: 7 minutes In the last decade, the MND Association has invested millions in research within the UK and across the world. We are a leader in the funding and promotion of cutting-edge MND research and, with over 30 years experience of identifying the most promising projects, we only fund and support scientific and medical research of the…

Tackling weight loss in MND – from ProGas to PostGas

Reading Time: 2 minutes Swallowing problems are an incredibly common cause of malnutrition and weight loss in MND patients. To add to this, weight loss in MND is associated with shorter survival. This means managing swallowing problems effectively is crucial to ensuring people living with MND can have the best possible quality of life. Managing swallowing problems using gastrostomy…

Networking to progress in the world of science: Mini-Symposium on MND

Reading Time: 5 minutes Conferences and symposia are a crucial part of the research world – not only for the amount of knowledge that is communicated to large audiences but also for the exchange of ideas on a more inter-personal level. Novel ideas are created there as well establishment of collaborations that might lead to new research projects and…

Life of an MND researcher: part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes Each year, the MND Association dedicates the month of June to raising MND awareness. This year, we focus on the eyes – in most people with MND the only part of their body they can still move and the only way left for them to communicate. Alongside the Association-wide campaign, the Research Development team selected…