Huntington’s Disease is a progressive condition that affects about 30,000 Americans. It causes physical as well as mental changes, and at this time, there is no cure.
What Is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington’s Disease is a genetic condition that breaks down the brain’s nerve cells. This disease affects the body in many ways, including movement impairment, cognitive difficulties, and psychiatric issues.
How Is Movement Impaired?
- Muscle Rigidity
- Balance & Posture Issues
- Slowed Walking Pace
- Trouble Swallowing
- Speech Impairment
- Chorea (Involuntary Movements)
Types Of Cognitive Difficulties
- Impulse Control Issues
- Fixations On Thoughts
- Slower Thought Processing
- Struggling To Learn New Information
Common Psychiatric Issues Found In Huntington’s Patients
Although obsessive-compulsive disorder, mania, and bipolar disorder can be caused by Huntington’s, the most common psychiatric disorder it causes is depression.
- Apathy Or Irritability
- Withdrawing From Social Interactions
- Low Energy
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Suicidal Thoughts
Medical Care For Huntington’s Disease
The effects of Huntington’s disease will become stronger as time passes. Although there are medications to help decrease some of the symptoms, the disease is not curable. The patient will need to seek medical care when they experience changes in movement, cognitive, or psychiatric conditions.
When To Seek Memory Care
Seniors with Huntington’s Disease will eventually need an assisted living situation. Family members will notice that the individual is no longer safe at home (due to falls, memory loss, and physical impairment) and can no longer manage their daily living activities alone. Many families choose a memory care center because it is equipped with the assistance the needs of their loved ones.
- Safety And Security Measures
- Entertainment & Outings
- On-Site Medical Care
- Private Apartments Within The Facility
PeachTree Place Assisted Living Can Help
Our assisted living spaces are ideal for many Huntington’s patients. We monitor our safe accommodation at all hours. Our apartments are spacious, and we allow residents to have pets. We are experts in personal assistance and care coordination. Our all-inclusive monthly rent covers medical care, outings and entertainment, bathing and medication assistance, and all meals.
- Oxygen Therapy Monitoring
- Vitals Monitoring
- Catheter Care
- Diabetic Monitoring
- Salon Services
- Home Health Services
- Laboratory Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetic Treatment
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