Huntington’s Disease Caring for those with Huntington’s Disease

Specialist care in a unique setting

Huntington’s Disease is a neurodegenerative genetic disorder that affects muscle coordination and leads to cognitive decline. People with Huntington’s Disease often develop psychiatric problems including challenging behaviour. Huntington’s is commonly diagnosed in the mid-late 20s, but it can affect anyone at any time. It’s a unique disease, and that’s why we have a unique way to care for those with the condition.

We can care for people with Huntington’s in our specialist care homes because our staff are selected for their abilities and they are all experienced in the care of individuals who exhibit challenging behaviour.

Where behavioral problems are an issue, we use the principle of NAPPI (Non Aggressive Psychological and Physical Intervention) to prevent or reduce behavioral problems.