The Motor Neurone Disease Association in the Isle of Man was set up in 1993 with the aim of providing practical help and support to make life a little more comfortable for people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). We try to help people in a very practical way, but we also offer support, information and advice if asked. Time is very short and so every day counts.
MND is a progressive, fatal illness that can affect any adult at any age. Though the rate of progression varies, life expectancy after the first onset of symptom is just 2-5 years. There is no specific test for MND, and so by the time of diagnosis the disease is often well advanced. The cause is unknown and at present, there is no cure.