The good news is there is always something that can be done to help treat the symptoms of Huntington’s disease. Treating HD and its symptoms involves working with heath care professionals from a variety of fields including neurology, psychiatry, and therapists such as mental health therapists and speech therapists.
Because HD is not a common disease in the general population, many medical professionals don’t have experience treating HD patients. It’s important to find professionals that are knowledgeable about HD and with whom you respect and feel comfortable. Having a good relationship with members of your care team is important for both the person with HD and the ones who are caring for them. Your relationships should always include trust, open communication and willingness to mutually set goals and treatment strategies.
The impacts of HD are felt throughout a family. Family members may have HD, may be at-risk for HD and may be caring for family with HD. Anyone affected by HD is welcome to contact HD Reach to receive guidance and information on getting care for themselves and those they care about.