MND is most commonly diagnosed in adults between the ages of 60 and 70, however it can affect people of all ages and has even been known to effect people in their early 20’s. Symptoms to look out for early on include tremors in one or both hands, weaknesses in the ankle or leg, difficulty maintaining a strong grip on things as well as an overall loss of balance. Sufferers may also experience personality changes causing them to react unusually or atypically in situations where it might not be appropriate. For example, they may laugh at something sad. As the condition progresses, the individual may experience more severe symptoms including muscle paralysis or frequent twitching/muscle spasms. They may also have trouble walking, talking, breathing and swallowing. There are several different types of MND and whilst they all cause muscle weakness that gradually worsens over time, some are more severe than others, with many of them being fatal.