Accessing care and support: planning ahead - Roch and Deirdre's story 

Roch was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2009. Since then, his life has changed dramatically. He is now confined to a wheelchair and breathes using a ventilator. Roch and his wife Deirdre talk about how MND has affected their lives and the importance of planning ahead to avoid a crisis.

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