Huntington’s disease

What is Huntington’s disease?

Huntington’s disease, which is often called HD, is an hereditary disorder of the central nervous system. Huntington’s disease usually develops in adulthood and can cause a very wide range of symptoms.

How can it affect someone?

The symptoms of Huntington’s disease usually develop when people are between 30-50 years old, although they can start much earlier or much later. The symptoms can also differ from person to person, even in the same family.

The early symptoms include:

  • Slight, uncontrollable muscular movements
  • Stumbling and clumsiness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Short-term memory lapses
  • Depression
  • Changes of mood, sometimes including aggressive or antisocial behaviour

Later on in the illness people experience many different symptoms which may include:

  • Involuntary movements
  • Difficulty in speech and swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • Stubbornness
  • Frustration
  • Mood swings
  • Depression

What does Revitalise offer?

Drawing on over fifty years’ experience, we offer holidays for people with over 150 different disabilities, including Huntington’s disease. Our centres are purpose-built and fully-accessible and every aspect of your holiday is tailored to your needs. The relaxed settings and newly-refurbished rooms provide the perfect place to get away from it all, but it is our friendly and expert staff and nurses that set our holidays apart: at Revitalise, you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands.

Our breaks go far beyond traditional respite, but amidst all the fun, we are committed to providing the best standards of care available. Our trained care staff are on hand at all times to support you, giving you the space to enjoy a real holiday.

If you have any queries about the care we provide, please call our friendly bookings team on 0303 303 0145 or send us an email. You are also welcome to see what we do for yourself before booking your break, so please get in touch if you would like to arrange a visit to one of our centres.

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