We have put together various resources that offer information and guidance around cognitive impairment.
We have included a variety of resources such as videos, leaflets and links to other charities. You can also find information on who can help, symptom management and signs to look out for in our cognitive impairment section.
In this video you will hear some key tips from Special Occupational Therapist, Alex Fisher about how cognition affects judgement, priorities, forward thinking and organisation skills and how goals and routine can be set to help with this.
How cognition affects domestic skills
In this video you will hear some key tips from Special Occupational Therapists, Alex Fisher and Kirsty Page about how cognition can affect every day domestic skills and how to manage some of these challenges.
How cognition affects work
In this video you will hear some key tips from Special Occupational Therapists, Alex Fisher and Kirsty Page about how cognition can affect work for people with Huntington's disease. You can watch the full video on our video resource page under 'activities and social'.
The invisible challenge - Cognitive changes
Cognitive changes can prove challenging to both the person with Huntington's disease and to those supporting them. In this webinar, we give an overview of some of the ways that cognition is affected in Huntington's disease.
Jimmy Pollard - Looking behind 'Huntington's disguise'
The cognitive changes that people with Huntington's disease experience are 'invisible' but can have a profound effect on the ability to manage daily life.
Resources for children
There is a book that we highly recommend to help children understand that although there are changes in how they look and act, their family members still love them. The book is written by the renowned Jimmy Pollard and Patrick Pollard.
Young children may hesitate to approach and engage loved ones whose medical conditions mask expressions of love and happiness. A flat facial appearance hides a warm smile. Slower responses diminish expressions of affection and joy. Without a welcoming smile and a big hug, Keira suspects that Nana doesn’t love her. But she and her cousins discover that Nana enjoys playing with them. She does love them! She just shows it differently now.