Words of Caution
by Jean Miller
It is important, when reading the "clinical" descriptions of the "stages"
of Huntington's Disease that you keep in mind that just as all human beings are unique and different
from one another, people with Huntington's Disease do not experience all the various symptoms or
"stages" of the disease as described on these pages!
Some may never have chorea where others chorea may be very severe. Some
have very little cognitive changes, others demonstrate difficulties early in the course of the disease. Some
may exhibit more personality changes, others very slight. Some become very aggitated and are difficult to help,
others remain very happy and helpful. Some "stages" last a longer period of time, others may progress more rapidly.
Remember, your loved one with Huntington's Disease is unique! Do
not apply everything you read to them. You know them better then anyone else in this world and know
what is best in their care. Don't let anyone try to convince you otherwise!