Disease and Conditions

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

In MS, damage to the insulating layer around nerves can cause numbness, vision problems, difficulties with walking and fatigue.

Motor neurone disease (MND/ALS)

Motor neurone disease - loss of the nerves that transmit signals from the brain to the muscles - causes progressive muscle weakness and paralysis.

Parkinson's disease (PD) and related conditions

Loss of particular nerves in the brain causes Parkinson's disease patients to have a tremor and difficulty with movement.

Cognitive disorders

Cognitive disorder refers to problems with some or all of memory, language, thinking and understanding.

Stroke due to brain haemorrhage

If a blood vessel in or around the brain bursts it can cause bleeding, which is called a haemorrhagic stroke.

Huntington's disease (HD)

HD is an inherited condition that causes gradual degeneration of the central nervous system.

Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X is an inherited condition causing intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders.