Locked-in syndrome

Locked-in syndrome (LIS), also known as pseudocoma, is a condition in which a patient is aware but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for vertical eye movements and blinking.

At Synergy Complex Care, we ensure we build our complex care in the home around the individual symptoms, needs and wishes of each client with LIS to create bespoke care designed to maximise and quality of life. Communication using the most appropriate aids and methods is a vital component allowing the client to talk with the care team, express choices and provide consent.

The National Organisation for Rare Diseases has further information.