This is a condition that damages nerve cells in the brain causing them to stop working properly. It is passed on (inherited) from a person’s parents. The damage to the brain gets worse over time. It can affect movement, cognition, (perception, awareness, thinking, judgement) and mental Health. The progressive nature of Huntington’s disease means that a tailored approach to care provision is crucial, enabling care packages to evolve over time to meet changing needs. At ImpalaCare, we ensure we build our complex care in the home around the symptoms, needs, wishes and chosen lifestyle of each client with Huntington’s disease to create bespoke care designed to maximize independence and quality of life.
We pay close attention to the way that Huntington’s disease affects the client at present and prepare for how it might progress and what action might need to be taken then. The Huntington’s Disease Association website www.hda.org.uk is a useful source of more information.