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Symptoms of Huntington's disease are treatable. Unawareness can be a frustrating symptom for family members, but HSG member and neurologist Martha Nance and HSG member and psychiatrist Mary Edmondson provide strategies for coping with it. For more information, visit www.huntingtonstudygroup.org.

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Symptoms of HD and Support for these Symtpoms
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Symptoms of HD and Support for these Symtpoms

Apathy Linked to Physical, Cognitive and Behavioral Disability in Huntington’s Patients, Study Finds

Apathy Linked to Physical, Cognitive and Behavioral Disability in...

Apathy is linked to physical, cognitive, and behavioral impairments in patients with Huntington’s disease, a study shows. The study, “Relationships Among Apathy, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Function in Huntington’s Disease,” was published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical...

People with Huntington's disease may show a loss of drive and initiative.

People with Huntington's disease may show a loss of drive and initiative.

Dysphagia is one of the symptoms that eventually arises with #huntingtons disease.

Understanding Dysphagia

Caregiver Articles

Helpful info gram about Dysgraphia a symptom of Huntington's disease. #dysgraphia #huntingtonsdisease

Dysgraphia Intervention Kit, RTI, SPED, Learning Disability

Helpful info gram about Dysgraphia a symptom of Huntington's disease. #dysgraphia #huntingtonsdisease

Huntington's disease symptoms often eventually include difficulty in communicating.   The 24 Hour Non Speech Challenge means voluntarily not talking for 24 hours. During that time, only alternative means of communication, such as writing, symbols, gestures, applications, etc. can be used. By attempting this challenge, you will help the general public understand the impact that a communication handicap has on our daily lives and the obstacles that a person who cannot talk faces every day.

choking_edit1-01 - HOPES Huntington's Disease Information

choking_edit1-01 – HOPES Huntington's Disease Information

A highly visual infographic that captures the nature of repetitive symptoms and their impact on the lives of people living with dementia. Repetitive symptoms are often misunderstood and create frustration and exhaustion for clients and their family/professional caregivers. It is important to remember that people with dementia cannot control their symptoms. #DementiaCaregiving

A highly visual infographic that captures the nature of repetitive symptoms and their impact on the lives of people living with dementia. Repetitive symptoms are often misunderstood and create frustration and exhaustion for clients and their family/professional caregivers. It is important to remember that people with dementia cannot control their symptoms. #DementiaCaregiving

Executive function, which is impaired in Huntington's disease, is a broad term that refers to the cognitive processes that help us regulate,  control and manage our thoughts and actions. It includes planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, cognitive flexibility, initiation of actions and monitoring of actions.  #huntingtonsdisease

Executive Function Primer (Part 1)

I’ve written a lot about executive function, but I realized recently that I don’t have a post that explains what EF is. I set to write one post and 4000 words later, I have a short seri…

TREATING UNAWARENESS IN HD

TREATING UNAWARENESS IN HD

Symptoms of HD are treatable. Unawareness can be a frustrating symptom for family members, but HSG member and neurologist Martha Nance and HSG member and psy...

It is quite common for people with Huntington's disease to show less interest in their personal appearance .....

It is quite common for people with Huntington's disease to show less interest in their personal appearance .....

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The genetics of Huntington's Disease - DNA, chromosomes and genes

The HD Gene: Under the microscope

Huntingtin mutation - The HTT gene is located on chromosome 4 and encodes a protein called huntingtin. The gene contains a sequence of three nucleotides (the basic units of DNA), cytosine-adenine-guanine (CAG), that is repeated several times. This so-called trinucleotide repeat can vary in length. If a person has 40 CAG repeats or more in one copy of the HTT gene, s/he will develop HD within a normal lifespan – that is, in mid-adult life.

About Huntington’s Disease

The determinants of age at onset for Huntington's disease are complex. In general, the higher the number of CAG repeats, the earlier the onset of symptoms. However, for any given CAG repeat number, the variability in age at onset may be up to 30 years. This is probably due to the effects of genes other than HTT (so-called genetic modifiers), and to environmental factors such as lifestyle and diet. Taking this altogether, it’s very difficult to accurately predict ….

About Huntington’s Disease

Apathy Linked to Physical, Cognitive and Behavioral Disability in Huntington’s Patients, Study Finds

Apathy Linked to Physical, Cognitive and Behavioral Disability in...

Apathy is linked to physical, cognitive, and behavioral impairments in patients with Huntington’s disease, a study shows. The study, “Relationships Among Apathy, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Function in Huntington’s Disease,” was published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical...

People with Huntington's disease may show a loss of drive and initiative.

People with Huntington's disease may show a loss of drive and initiative.

Dysphagia is one of the symptoms that eventually arises with #huntingtons disease.

Understanding Dysphagia

Caregiver Articles

Helpful info gram about Dysgraphia a symptom of Huntington's disease. #dysgraphia #huntingtonsdisease

Dysgraphia Intervention Kit, RTI, SPED, Learning Disability

Helpful info gram about Dysgraphia a symptom of Huntington's disease. #dysgraphia #huntingtonsdisease

Huntington's disease symptoms often eventually include difficulty in communicating.   The 24 Hour Non Speech Challenge means voluntarily not talking for 24 hours. During that time, only alternative means of communication, such as writing, symbols, gestures, applications, etc. can be used. By attempting this challenge, you will help the general public understand the impact that a communication handicap has on our daily lives and the obstacles that a person who cannot talk faces every day.

choking_edit1-01 - HOPES Huntington's Disease Information

choking_edit1-01 – HOPES Huntington's Disease Information

A highly visual infographic that captures the nature of repetitive symptoms and their impact on the lives of people living with dementia. Repetitive symptoms are often misunderstood and create frustration and exhaustion for clients and their family/professional caregivers. It is important to remember that people with dementia cannot control their symptoms. #DementiaCaregiving

A highly visual infographic that captures the nature of repetitive symptoms and their impact on the lives of people living with dementia. Repetitive symptoms are often misunderstood and create frustration and exhaustion for clients and their family/professional caregivers. It is important to remember that people with dementia cannot control their symptoms. #DementiaCaregiving

Executive function, which is impaired in Huntington's disease, is a broad term that refers to the cognitive processes that help us regulate,  control and manage our thoughts and actions. It includes planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, cognitive flexibility, initiation of actions and monitoring of actions.  #huntingtonsdisease

Executive Function Primer (Part 1)

I’ve written a lot about executive function, but I realized recently that I don’t have a post that explains what EF is. I set to write one post and 4000 words later, I have a short seri…

TREATING UNAWARENESS IN HD

TREATING UNAWARENESS IN HD

Symptoms of HD are treatable. Unawareness can be a frustrating symptom for family members, but HSG member and neurologist Martha Nance and HSG member and psy...

It is quite common for people with Huntington's disease to show less interest in their personal appearance .....

It is quite common for people with Huntington's disease to show less interest in their personal appearance .....

The Genetics of Huntington's Disease - YouTube

The Genetics of Huntington's Disease

This video explains the genetics behind Huntington's disease (HD) in a simple way. If you have any further questions about the genetics of HD email us at que...

2-Minute Neuroscience: Huntington's disease

2-Minute Neuroscience: Huntington's disease

Huntington's disease is an incurable and fatal neurodegenerative disorder characterized by movement problems and a variety of other symptoms. It is a rare ex...

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