Huntington's Disease

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When does Huntington's develop?
At any age but usually between 35-55 years
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What is Huntington's?
An inherited neurodegenerative genetic disorder
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What does it cause?
Progressive damage to certain nerve cells in the brain
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What can it affect?
Muscle coordination, mental decline, and behavioural changes
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What becomes progressively worse with all cognition affects?
Brain damage
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What are the early symptoms?
Mood swings, changes in personality, irritability, altered behaviour and fidgety movements
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What are the later symptoms?
Psychiatric problems, problems with feeding and communication, erratic behaviour, major impact on movement, behaviour and cognitive abilities and the individual is highly dependent on others
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What is the treatment?
Drugs
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