Letter: Motor neurone disease

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REGARDING the report by Sally Staples ("The woman who fought a hidden killer", 20 March), we are concerned to correct the impression that people with MND will die from choking or through suffocation. In our experience, death is usually as a result of respiratory failure and with the right palliative care, is pain-free and peaceful. Annie Lindsell, the woman featured in the article, who died last December, did in fact die peacefully.

LAURA SIMONS

Head of Communications

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Northampton

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