Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
Hungtington's Disease Awareness Month is observed in the month of May. Supported by the Huntington's Disease Society Of America, Huntington's Disease Awareness Month helps educate people about Huntington's Disease. Huntington's Disease is a genetic, neuro degenerative disease in which the brain loses neurons causing both mental and physical deterioration.
Huntington's is a progressive disease and symptoms can vary between individuals. Early symptoms are often reduced coordination and an unsteady gait. Symptoms can progress to cognitive decline, behavioral and psychiatric problems.