A new project is supporting people with motor neurone disease to record their own voices for use if they become unable to speak.
- What is motor neurone disease?
According to the NHS, motor neurone disease is a rare condition that progressively damages parts of the nervous system. This leads to muscle weakness, often with visible wasting.
- What are some of the symptoms?
- a weakened grip, which can cause difficulty picking up or holding objects
- weakness at the shoulder that makes lifting the arm difficult
- a "foot drop" caused by weak ankle muscles
- dragging of the leg
- slurred speech
- Where can you find out more?
You can find more information via the following organisations:
You can find out more about your local branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association here.