Huntington's disease is a hereditary, progressive brain disorder that involves serious motor, psychological and mental problems. It is a gradually increasing process in which the symptoms become more serious. In everyday life, people have less and less self-esteem and become dependent on help and care. In the Netherlands, approximately 1,700 people suffer from this disorder. (Source: Hersenstichting - Brain Foundation)
Unfortunately, there is no cure or delay of the disease at the moment and the treatment is aimed at improving the quality of life and minimizing the symptoms. Various care providers are involved, such as the neurologist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, dietician and psychologist or psychiatrist. (Source: Hersenstichting - Brain Foundation)
Do you want to know more about Huntington's disease? Visit the dutch Brain Hersenstichting website.
Moving with Huntington
Because of the disease people have more and more trouble with walking and their balance. As soon as the disease is diagnosed, people are trained with the balance and walking so that the independence is maintained for as long as possible. This can be done inside as well as outside. (