Welcome to The Swedish Association of Persons with Neurological Disabilities
The Swedish Association of Persons with Neurological Disabilities is the association for persons with neurological diseases or injuries and their relatives and friends. In Sweden, over half a million people live with neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke or ALS.
The Swedish Association of Persons with Neurological Disabilities offers information, support and advice.
NHR currently have around 14 000 members and 90 local branches.
to improve the lives of people with severe illnesses through research and development, activities, advice and lobbying. Our members are people with neurological disabilities, their families and others who wish to support our work and feel solidarity with our mission.
”Over half a million people in Sweden live with a neurological disease”
NHR - The Swedish Association of Persons with Neurological Disabilities was founded in 1957. We were then the Swedish Associaiton of Multiple Sclerosis. Today we represent a wide range of neurological diseases and injuries.
The Swedish Association of Persons with Neurological Disabilities adress our member’s interests by influencing public agencies at various levels. One of our major goals is to improve the quality of Swedish neuroscience care.
As a service organization, we provide services when community resources are not sufficient. We organize workshops, courses, recreational trips within and outside the country, camping and family groups. We provide information, advice and help with practical problems. In everything we do we strive towards greater personal development and personal responsibility.
Our local branches offer peer support and help, the possibility of exchanging experiences and social activities. Our goal is to break the isolation that otherwise threatens many of our members.
For activities that we arrange, for Swedish Neurological research and to fund rehabilitation and recreation, fundraising plays an important role. We mainly receive our donations through response on our direct mail, direct debit, memorial gifts and legacies.
Swedish Postalcode Lottery
NHR is a beneficiary of the Swedish Postalcode Lottery and has given us the opportunity to educate diagnostic agents and legal representatives. These will give help and support to our members with questions concerning their diagnos or with legal advice and support.
- NHR co-operates with the following organizations:
- MS Nordic Council
- Nordic Council of Parkinson’s
- Huntington Scandinavia
- Nordic Council of MG
- European MS Platform
- European Parkinson´s Disease Associations
- European Alliance of Muscular Disorders Associations (EAMDA)
- European Huntington Associations
- Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)
- International Alliance of ALS
- International Huntington Association
- The International Cerebral Palsy Society
- By SHIA NHR carries out aid work in Nepal and Ethiopia
The Swedish Association of Persons with Neurological Disabilities:
- The key to a better life for half a million Swedish citizens
- The association for people with neurological disease or injury
- For the love of life and hope for the future
Every year over 30 000 persons in Sweden are diagnosed with a neurological disease or injury
At least half a million Swedes are living with a Neurological diagnosis.
NHR is a membership organization with approximately 14 000 members and 90 local branches.
Amongst our members there are people with the following diagnoses:
- ALS-amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- CP - cerebral palsy
- Huntington’s disease
- MG - myasthenia gravis
- MS - multiple sclerosis
- NMD - neuromuscular diseases
- Parkinson’s disease
- Solvent Damage
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- SRS - segmental motion pain
S-100 28 STOCKHOLM
Visiting adress: S:t Eriksgatan 44
Telephone: +46 8 677 70 10
Fax: +46 8 24 13 15
Senast uppdaterad: 22 feb 2010