Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.
It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities usually during their prime working years and has no cure.
The first symptoms of Huntington’s disease often include: difficulty in concentrating. memory lapses, depression – including low mood, a lack of interest in things, and feelings of hopelessness..
In Huntington’s disease, traffic jams in the cell’s control centre kill brain cells. Gradually kills off healthy nerve cells in the brain, leading to loss of language, thinking and reasoning abilities, memory, coordination and movement.