Ask the following professionals for guidance if you are losing weight with MND or having any problems with eating and drinking:
GP: for general medical advice, prescriptions and referral to specialists.
Dietitian: for advice on food types and keeping nourished.
Speech and language therapist: for assessment of your swallow, eating and drinking techniques and consistency of food and drink.
Occupational therapist: for advice on posture, managing fatigue and how to source specialist equipment.
Physiotherapists: for help with posture, exercise and assisted exercise.
Respiratory physiotherapist: for advice on coughing, gagging or choking when eating or drinking.
Pharmacist: for guidance on types of medication for ease of swallowing.
Contact our helpline MND Connect for information, emotional support and guidance about all of our services and relevant external services:
0808 802 6262
See Section 7: Useful organisations in our Eating and drinking guide at: www.mndassociation.org/eating for a list of suggested organisations. Although we cannot be held responsible for their web content or products, we hope they help you start your search for further support.