Hello Frieda,

The type of ventilation that is usually provided for us is non-invasive ventilation (which is designed to assist breathing without it being dangerous for MND patients to use).

The ventilation machine increases airflow via a mask - as explained in the 4th dropdown ('are there different types of ventilation?') on the following webpage about Breathing and Ventilation:-

http://https://www.mndassociation.org/support-and-information/living-with-mnd/breathing-and-ventilation/

Love and best wishes,
Kayleigh x