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Huntington's Disease

About Your Care and Condition

Do you have a family history of Huntington's disease? This complex illness calls for more than just the highest medical knowledge. The Spectrum Health memory disorders neurological team is alongside your family to preserve your quality of life. For the journey, we're committed to giving you every resource you need.

Huntington's disease is a genetic disorder that progressively breaks down nerve cells in the brain. Often symptoms like personality changes, involuntary movements or slurred speech appear between ages 30 and 50. Children of parents with the gene have a 50/50 chance of developing the disease. Medications and therapies are helpful in controlling symptoms.