That Makes Sense Now

Understanding the symptoms of Huntington’s disease


“It is, however, the disease and not the person who is at fault.”

Julie S Snowden, Understanding challenging behaviour in Huntington’s disease, 2002


Huntington’s disease (HD) symptoms can vary widely between individuals and sometimes present in ways which are not immediately clear to the healthcare professional.


Whether you are a family member or carer of someone with HD, you will recognise many of the symptoms highlighted in this booklet. However, for most healthcare professionals, this will be the first time you will have come across HD so we hope that this booklet provides some clues to help you to both understand the symptoms and improve care for those living with the disease.


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Click here to download a PDF copy of the booklet


In association with the Huntington’s Disease Association (HDA), England


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