What is Huntington’s Disease (HD)

September 18, 2016

Huntington disease is an inherited disease that causes the progressive deterioration or degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington’s disease has a large impact on an individual’s ability to functions including movement, cognitive ability and psychiatric disorder. As the disease advances,  jerky, uncoordinated, body movements grow more obvious.Physical abilities gradually worsen until coordinated movement becomes difficult and the person is unable to talk. Mental abilities often decline into dementia….