Huntington's diseaseHuntington’s disease (HD) is an hereditary disorder of the central nervous system. HD usually develops in adulthood and can cause a very wide range of symptoms.  It affects both men and women.

The symptoms of HD usually develop when people are between 30-50 years old, although they can start much earlier or much later and can differ from person to person, even in the same family.

HD also causes problems with the person’s ability to think and reason.  Memory becomes impaired, as does concentration and skills that were once second nature become lost as the person’s brain becomes unable to organise the small steps that every task we undertake requires.

The changes in personality and behaviour are sometimes joined by mental ill health conditions.

Turning Point Scotland provides two services for people with HD in Glasgow and Aberdeen: