FND Awareness Day

This Year FND Awareness Day will be taking place on Friday 13th April 2018 with the leading charity FND Hope and the purpose is to raise awareness for Functional Neurological Disorders so that people know the signs and symptoms and can be diagnosed supporting people suffering with FND. 


How can you get involved with FND Awareness Day?

• Spread Awareness by sharing the Awareness Day Flyer. Make someone FND aware by printing or emailing the Awareness Day Flyer and sharing it with healthcare professionals and the public. Then share on social media using the hashtag #LetsTalkFND

• Share Your Story/Experiences

• Fundraising by hosting your own FND event

• Make Donations

• Post on social media

 


FND Hope

FND Hope was created on April 30th 2012 to unite people diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorders. This is a non-profit patient advocacy organisation for those with FND symptoms. Content for FND Hope is written by patients, caregivers, doctors and researchers who come together to promote better treatment for FND. 


What is Functional Neurological Disorder?

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a common and disabling cause of neurological symptoms. Functional Neurological Disorder is a common and disabling cause of neurological symptoms. Functional Neurological Disorders (FND's) is the name given for symptoms in the body which appear to be caused by problems in the nervous system but which are not caused by a physical neurological disease or disorder. Health professionals sometimes call these disorders ‘medically unexplained’; People with FND can experience a wide variety of symptoms including:

• weakness and abnormal patterns of movement (e.g. tremor, abnormal posturing of limbs)

• attacks of abnormal movement/change in awareness that resemble epileptic seizures

• sensory problems

• cognitive problems

• visual and speech symptoms


What are the main symptoms of FND?

• Bladder & Bowel Changes

• Chronic Pain

• Cognitive Changes

• Gait & Balance Problems

• Headaches & Migraines

• Involuntary Movements

• Paralysis & Weakness

• Seizures

• Sensory Changes

• Sleep Disturbances

• Speech Problems

• Visual Changes



Useful Sources Include

FND Action

FND Hope

FND Dimensions

http://www.sth.nhs.uk/services/a-z-of-services?id=115&page=293

http://www.neurology-in-ggc.scot.nhs.uk/useful-links

Medway Neurological Network