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What does late stage Huntington's disease look like?

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In this stage, people with Huntington's must depend on others for their care. Walking and speaking are not possible, Most likely you will still be aware of loved ones around you. Fidgety movements may become severe, or may subside.

In children or teens, Huntington's may progress more quickly and cause symptoms like:

  • Stiff or awkward walking
  • Increased clumsiness
  • Changes in speech
  • Trouble learning new information, or loss of previously learned skills

SOURCES:

Huntington's Disease Society of America: "Huntington's Disease: A Family Guide," "Stages of HD," and "Nutrition and HD: Huntington's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Huntington's Disease Information Page."

Alzheimer's Association: "Huntington's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Huntington's Disease Society of America: "Huntington's Disease: A Family Guide," "Stages of HD," and "Nutrition and HD: Huntington's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Huntington's Disease Information Page."

Alzheimer's Association: "Huntington's Disease."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 14, 2018

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