HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE

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Huntington’s disease is a hereditary progressive brain disorder caused by a defective gene that causes changes in the central area of the brain, which affect movement, mood and thinking skills.  Huntington Disease usually develops between ages 30 and 50, but they can appear as early as age 2 or as late as 80, Currently, there is no cure for this disease.

Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.  Some common symptoms include involuntary tics, twitches and jerky movements, the ability to control emotions and behavior, think and reason, unsteady gait and involuntary movements, slurred speech and difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia, personality changes, mood swings and depression, Impulsiveness and impaired judgment, poor attention and repetitive thinking.  All movement with this disorder tends to progress over time and can eventually lead to rigidity or muscle stiffness.

MediCrest Home Care Will Provide All The Help You Need Every Step of The Way

MediCrest’s experienced caregivers will provide the care and support you and your family need as the disease progresses.   Our caring team provides ongoing professional supervision, evaluations and modifications to the Plan of Care, as needed.  Our caregivers are caring professionals who will provide the right communication, activities and personal care to you at the right time.

 

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