Help for Motor Neurone Disease Sufferers
Helping individuals who face life altering diseases is an important area in health and social care. Properly understanding what the individual needs – at the point of diagnosis and as the disease progresses – is fundamental to ensuring quality of life. New work by the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) is offering ongoing help and support, through the use of new technology and initiatives. A new App, called Predictable, has been launched to help MND sufferers to communicate using a recording of their own voice. By using voice banking, sufferers in the early stages of the disease will be able to record certain words and phrases which can then be broken down and digitised. The new ‘voice’ can be used through the App to help when speech becomes difficult.
Veritas has links with the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and has supported the launch of its specialist Neuro Chair and Help Shape the Future programme. A recent project has allowed us to work closely with the organisation to assist in clinical pathways and prescribing criteria for patients with specialist needs such as MND.