A big thank you to Alana Sargood and the wonderful teachers from Bowral High School who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge raising over $2700 for MND NSW.
The 9th National MND Australia Conference, hosted by MND South Australia, was held on Friday 31 August. The conference MND Care: Informing, Influencing, Innovating attracted over 200 delegates with diverse health, allied health and community support backgrounds from around Australia and New Zealand.
About one out of every ten people with MND will receive a diagnosis of ‘motor neurone disease with frontotemporal dementia' or MND/FTD. Often the symptoms of dementia precede the motor symptoms, sometimes by a number of years. The 11th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD) is on in Sydney during November and running concurrently with the ICFTD 2018 program will be a specialist day on Tuesday 13 November focused on issues and challenges for carers.