About Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease is an illness caused by a faulty gene which affects the brain and nervous system.

Huntington’s can cause changes with movement, learning, thinking and emotions. Once symptoms begin, the disease gradually progresses, so living with it means having to adapt to change, taking one day at a time.

Living with Huntington’s disease can be very challenging for patients and their families.

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About Juvenile Huntington’s disease

People who develop symptoms of Huntington’s and are diagnosed with the disease before the age of 21 have Juvenile Huntington’s disease – sometimes called JHD or Juvenile-onset Huntington’s.

Juvenile Huntington’s is quite rare. Less than 10% of people with the disease will have Juvenile-onset. This can make dealing with it quite an isolating experience for the patient and their family.

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