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Which methods and tools can improve communication skills in patients with huntington's disease?

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Dr. Gregg Albers answered

Specializes in Addiction Medicine

Huntington's Disease: Huntington patients lose the ability to communicate before the lose understanding. Alternative forms of communication are available on card, on computers and the ipad. The patient point to letters symbols, or pictures to make their needs or wants known. These are often free or low cost and available online at numerous web pages. Look under symbol and picture communication.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Medications: The involuntary movements of the disease (the chorea) are the only symptoms that can be helped with medications.

Answered 10/30/2012

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