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TONiC: Creating a quality of life ‘toolkit’ for MND

Reading Time: 2 minutes The MND Association funds several healthcare research projects that aim to improve care and symptom management for people living with MND. One such project is TONiC, which is examining factors that influence quality of life in patients with neurological conditions, including MND. So what is TONiC? The Trajectories of Outcome in Neurological Conditions (TONiC) study…

ProGas study results on gastrostomy in MND published

Reading Time: 3 minutes Under the leadership of Dr Christopher McDermott, based at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), research published today on 29 May 2015 in the Lancet Neurology highlights that better weight management in MND is key to survival. Following on from initial results presented at the 25th International Symposium on ALS/MND in December 2014, the…

Heads up! The Sheffield Support Snood

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the second day of the symposium Association-funded researcher, Dr Chris McDermott, presented his highly anticipated research on a new neck support for people living with MND. Our healthcare research aims to lead to better symptom management and support for people living with MND. We know that neck weakness is an extremely distressing problem in…