Motor Neurone Disease
What is Motor neurone disease?
Motor neurone disease (MND) is a progressive disease that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.
How can it affect someone?
Motor neurone disease is a rapidly-progressing disease, which weakens the muscles so that they eventually stop working. The primary symptoms are:
- Difficulties in moving, talking, swallowing and breathing
It can also cause:
- Cognitive changes – Present in around 35% of people with motor neurone disease, these cause difficulties with planning, decision-making and language. A further 15% of people show signs of a form of dementia resulting in a more pronounced behavioural change
What does Revitalise offer?
Drawing on over fifty years’ experience, we offer holidays for people with over 150 different disabilities, including motor neurone disease. Our centres are purpose-built and fully-accessible and every aspect of your holiday is tailored to your needs. The relaxed settings and newly-refurbished rooms provide the perfect place to get away from it all, but it is our friendly and expert staff and nurses that set our holidays apart: at Revitalise, you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands.
Our breaks go far beyond traditional respite, but amidst all the fun, we are committed to providing the best standards of care available. Our trained care staff are on hand at all times to support you, giving you the space to enjoy a real holiday.
If you have any queries about the care we provide, please call our friendly bookings team on 0303 303 0145 or send us an email. You are also welcome to see what we do for yourself before booking your break, so please get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit to one of our centres.