The month of May is Huntington’s disease awareness month! For this year’s campaign, Huntington’s Disease Association are aiming to raise awareness of Huntington’s disease related cognitive impairment and how non physical symptoms can impact on mental health and quality of life.
To explain what cognitive impact means they have produced a short film. The film includes people who have been affected by Huntington’s disease and people who work with people with Huntington’s.
During the month Huntington’s Disease Association have curated webinars to support both families and professionals as well as a range of resources and links to support that have been put together, especially for this campaign.
How you can get involved
There are lots of ways that you can get involved in the campaign. From sharing our posts and videos as they are launched to using our social banners or even changing your profile frame on Twitter. The more that everyone helps to spread the word, the more awareness will be raised around Huntington’s.
You can download all of our assets on the website landing page.
About Huntington’s disease
Huntington’s disease is a rare, genetic condition that causes a progressive breakdown of the nerve cells in the brain. Huntington’s causes change in movement, learning, thinking and emotions over a period of time with symptoms usually arising between the age of 30 and 50. Children have a 50% chance of inheriting the faulty gene from a parent with Huntington’s.
The Huntington’s Disease Association is a charity dedicated to helping the lives of those affected by the disease. Inspired by the community, they believe that together they will build a better life for anyone affected by Huntington’s disease.