Huntington’s Disease Treatment London
Huntington’s disease (HD) is an inherited disease that damages some of the nerve cells in the brain, causing gradual loss of function of areas of the brain. Areas of the brain called the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex, which are involved in the control of movement or behaviour, are especially affected. At Dementech Neurosciences, our team of leading clinicians provide patients with a multifaceted approach to Huntinton’s treatment, as well as expert care and diagnostics.
What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington’s disease is an inherited condition that causes areas of the brain to become damaged and stop working properly. Over time, the condition gets worse, and it generally shortens life expectancy.
There are lots of varied symptoms of Huntington’s disease, with cognitive impairment and motor skills primarily being affected, as well as mood. Typically, symptoms present themselves between 30 and 50 years of age, but they can develop sooner or later.
A Huntington’s disease patient’s gene has a 50% chance of their child developing the disease. Children who do not develop the disease can’t pass it on. It’s extremely rare for a person to develop Huntington’s disease without a family history of the disease.
At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer leading HD treatments that can help you to live a higher quality of life, even though it won’t cure the condition. We also offer genetic screening to those concerned about a family history of HD.
Discover More About Huntington’s Disease
Huntington’s disease primarily affects your nervous system, causing issues with movement and coordination, but it can also cause emotional changes and cognitive impairment.
You can’t catch Huntington’s disease. If you don’t have the gene, you won’t develop the disease. You can have a genetic test to see whether you have the gene, but doctors won’t be able to tell you when you’ll develop symptoms.
The disease cannot be cured and the progression cannot be slowed down, but symptoms can be managed with a range of treatment options aimed at improving quality of life and wellbeing.
Huntington’s Disease Diagnosis & Treatment at Dementech
Most people will know if their parents have the Huntington’s disease gene on the basis of the disease being hereditary, but due to it having a 50% chance of being inherited, genetic testing is often required to confirm a diagnosis. We provide genetic screening and counselling to families who carry the Huntington’s disease mutation.
We also use cutting-edge technology, CANTAB, to assess the severity of cognitive deficits in people with Huntington’s disease. This enables us to provide an early diagnosis of cognitive impairment and effectively manage it.
Huntington’s Disease Patient Treatment Plans
At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer tailored treatment plans for Huntington’s disease patients. We take a multidisciplinary approach to treating the variety of symptoms of Huntington’s disease. We have an in-house speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, dietitian, psychologist and psychiatrist to help effectively manage the broad range of Huntington’s disease symptoms and complications.
We use state-of-the-art technology, such as the PKG, to monitor and treat Huntington’s disease symptoms. Neuropsychiatric and cognitive impairment may occur even during the early stages of the disease, before the development of motor symptoms.
Moreover, we offer the opportunity to participate in clinical trials testing novel pharmacological interventions before they become available to the public, aiming to delay the progression of the disease.
Choosing a Private Neurologist
One of the main advantages of seeing a neurologist privately is that you see a neurologist every time you attend our clinic. The waiting times for new referrals are shorter, with same-week consultations often being offered. You can also contact our clinic directly if you have concerns about changes in your condition, without having to wait for weeks to undergo more tests or meet with your clinician.
We have access to the latest technology which may not be available in public healthcare settings, including access to clinical trials. Our team of private neurologists comprises experts in the neurological field, so you can be sure that you’re seeing the very best clinicians and have access to the leading treatments for Huntington’s disease.
Choosing a private neurologist typically means you will have expenses for consultations, tests such as blood tests and MRIs. You can give us a call and speak to our friendly clinicians and ask about our fee structure.
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Huntington’s Disease Symptoms
There is a wide range of variation in the first presentation of symptoms for people carrying the HD gene, and there is a lot that’s still unknown about the way the disease progresses from the onset of early signs to the development of overt motor symptoms.
As Huntington’s disease progresses, involuntary movement, emotional changes, and memory disturbances will become more severe.
Patient Success Stories
Dementech Neurosciences prides itself on delivering exceptional patient care. Here are just some of our patient testimonials.
“My family and I experienced one of the hardest times of our lives having to deal with my wife’s deteriorating condition. I would like to personally thank the lovely young lady Zobiaa from Dementech, for showering us with compassion, empathy and genuine care and concern. Her professionalism, high-level customer service and communication, eye for detail, and willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate our needs and make not only my wife, but our whole family, feel as comfortable and supported as possible, is something we will always be grateful for. Thank you so much for your friendly and polite presence Zobiaa and taking the time and effort to build a relationship with us. You really made our visits to the clinic a positive, 5 star experience.”
“Dementech Neurosciences is a relatively new clinic specialising in the scientific assessment and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. It represents a significant development in the treatment of Parkinson’s and has done a great job of establishing itself and its reputation in a short period of time. The premises are extremely well situated in central London, the consultant neurologists are all at the top of their field in their specialisation of the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, and the clinical and administrative staff are of a similar standard. The atmosphere of the clinic is positive and the results, in the short period of time I have been able to assess, have been similarly positive.”
“Have had nothing but kindness and professionalism from Dementech and all their staff. From their initial guidance by Shakeela, through to staff conducting the MRI tests and Dr. Lucio D’Anna for his expertise clarity of explanation, compassion and consideration. Special mention to Zobia, who saved the day with her quick thinking that helped my mother-in-law to obtain extended care. Overall a perfect experience. Cannot recommend them enough.”
Why Choose Dementech For Huntington’s Disease Treatment?
When it comes to addressing the complex challenges of Huntington’s disease, comprehensive care and support are essential. At our specialised clinic, we offer a range of services designed to provide patients and their families with the highest level of care and assistance throughout their journey with this condition. From access to a team of treatment specialists to cutting-edge diagnostic technology and ongoing support, we are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals affected by Huntington’s disease.
At our clinic, we understand that Huntington’s disease can manifest in various ways, affecting not only physical health but also speech, cognition, and daily functioning. That’s why we provide access to a team of treatment specialists, including speech and language therapists and occupational therapists. Our multidisciplinary approach ensures that patients receive comprehensive care tailored to their unique needs.
Early diagnosis is crucial in managing Huntington’s disease effectively. We employ state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, such as the CANTAB system, to enable early detection and monitoring of the disease’s progression. Our commitment to utilizing cutting-edge tools helps us provide timely interventions and personalized treatment plans.
Staying at the forefront of medical advancements is one of our priorities. Patients at our clinic have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials for new pharmaceutical treatments aimed at managing and potentially slowing the progression of Huntington’s disease. We believe that research is vital in the pursuit of better outcomes, and we offer this option as part of our commitment to advancing treatment options.
We understand that healthcare costs can be a concern, and that’s why we offer competitive pricing starting at just £485 for our services. Additionally, we recognize the importance of accessibility, so we provide the option for video consultations for patients who may find it challenging to visit the clinic in person. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we strive to make our services accessible to all.
Living with Huntington’s disease can be emotionally and physically challenging, not only for patients but also for their families. At our clinic, we provide continuous support to both patients and their loved ones. We believe that a strong support system is essential in improving the overall quality of life for those affected by this condition.
A pleasure to have the expertise, vision & support of Dementech, most especially the care and trust of Dr. D’Anna, Anca and the team!
Meet Our Specialists
London boasts a prominent consortium of leading specialists in Huntington’s disease (HD), who have garnered worldwide acclaim for their unparalleled expertise in this domain. These experts stand at the forefront of pioneering research, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for HD, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to enhancing the well-being of HD patients. Their extensive clinical proficiency, combined with access to cutting-edge medical facilities and resources at Dementech, empowers them to administer comprehensive care and innovative therapies meticulously tailored to meet the distinctive needs of each HD patient. Whether their efforts revolve around advancing our comprehension of HD through groundbreaking research or formulating personalized treatment plans to enhance the quality of life for those affected, London’s neurological specialists are celebrated for their steadfast dedication to addressing this intricate neurodegenerative condition.
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At our core, we are dedicated to enhancing your quality of life and overall well-being by delivering the highest standard of care. Recognising the need for a private centre that offers a holistic, multidisciplinary approach, we’ve embarked on a mission to transform the lives of individuals facing neurological disorders.
Our commitment to this mission is fueled by the integration of cutting-edge technologies and advanced diagnostic methods, some of which are considered the best in the world. Although many of the neurological disorders we specialise in remain incurable, our focus on medication and other therapeutic modalities can effectively slow down disease progression and bring about substantial improvements in the patient’s quality of life.
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