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Is there a cure?

January 19, 2014

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Is there a cure?

Q. Is there a cure for Huntington’s disease?

Danielle, 17

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A. Dear Danielle,

Thanks for your question. Right now there’s not a cure for HD but there is a great deal of research going on world-wide to come up with disease modifying treatments – that is treatments targeted at slowing down the disease process or putting back the onset of symptoms.

There is much that can be done to help someone who is affected with Huntington’s disease including treatment for some of the symptoms associated with HD. Specialist HD clinics can help with many of the physical and behavioural problems. . If you would like more information about what can be done to help someone affected with HD, do email us again.

Best wishes,

Rhona