When we talk about the symptoms of Huntington’s, we tend to talk about physical and movement changes, cognitive changes (difficulties with planning and thinking) and behavioural changes. All of these have an impact of the way someone with Huntington’s communicates.
When we break down the issues affecting communication like this, it can help us think about how we can support people to communicate.
Key tips around communication are:
A speech and language therapist (SALT) can also help with difficulties with communicating, as well as eating, drinking or swallowing. You can get a referral to a SALT through your GP or a specialist Huntington’s clinic.
For more information on managing communication difficulties, download our fact sheet.