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 and psychiatric problems including challenging behaviour. It can affect people of all ages but becomes more noticeable in mid adult life. It’s a unique disease, and that’s why we have a unique way to care for those who have been diagnosed with it. 

We are able to care for people with Huntington’s in our specialist care home because our staff are selected for their abilities and are all trained and experienced in the care of people who exhibit challenging behaviour. 

Where behavioural problems are an issue we use the principle of NAPPI (Non Aggressive Psychological and Physical Intervention) to prevent or reduce behavioural problems. We do this through meaningful occupation of time and social activity at an appropriate activity level, rather than just managing the behaviour when presented.

For further information on Huntington’s Disease please visit www.hda.org.uk.