Huntington’s Disease involves cognitive, behavioural and motor features.
A proper assistance demands much expertise and the involvement of multiple professional and not professional roles.
Medical assistance is the main role: the referential expert is the neurologist or the psychiatrist.
Psychological assistance is also important, both for patient and for his family.
In addition, the genetic counseling is essential to accompany near genetic test’s path and, eventually, the acceptance of a positive result.
Speech therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation experts, nutritionists, nurses all carry out a very important charitable role, especially in the advanced stages of disease.
However, the caregiver, that is usually a family member, has the key role.