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Huntington’s Disease

Through our Fieldbay services in Wales, we support vulnerable adults with complex needs including Huntington’s. Daily tasks such as getting dressed, moving around your house and eating can be challenging and exhausting if you have Huntington’s disease.

We take the time to get to know each of the people we support so that we can create the person-led care we are famous for.

What is Huntington’s Disease?

Huntington’s disease is a disorder of the central nervous system. Essentially, the condition stops parts of the brain working properly over time. The condition tends is hereditary which means it’s passed on from a person’s parents. Over time, the condition is likely to get worse.

As a result, full nursing care can be needed in the later stages of the condition. In the early stages, our Fieldbay team can help a person manage their conditions in a supported living setting.

What are the Symptoms?

The onset of symptoms for Huntington’s usually starts between the ages of 30 to 50 The symptoms can include:

  • Falling, tripping up or general clumsiness
  • Difficulty with swallowing, speaking and breathing difficulty moving
  • Involuntary jerking or small, uncontrolled movements
  • Difficulty concentrating and memory lapses
  • Depression
  • Sudden changes to mood or personality

All our services work alongside specialists in the field to ensure that best practice and innovation is maintained. Our team of specialists offer direct therapeutic support to individuals as needed

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