Huntington’s Disease: Quality of Life and Diet
Huntington’s disease is currently incurable; death occurs around 20 years from symptom onset, so attempts to understand and promote quality of life are essential. Meeting dietary needs is a constant challenge for carers and health workers and is inextricably connected to any consideration of quality of life. As Huntington’s disease is a progressive degenerative condition, its presentation and subsequent challenges change throughout its course but may be illustrated in early middle and late stages.
KeywordsPercutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Autosomal Dominant Gene Unintended Weight Loss Adequate Calorific Intake Disease Collaborative Research Group
Body Mass Index
Cytosine, adenine, and guanine
Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority
European Huntington’s Disease Initiative
Huntington’s disease Association
Huntington’s disease Quality of Life Battery for Carers
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding
Quality of life
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