Huntington Disease Program
The Huntington’s Disease Program at BMC’s Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center offers individualized clinical services for patients and families affected by Huntington's disease (HD), a genetic neurological disorder characterized by uncoordinated, jerky body movements and a decline in some mental abilities. The care team includes a neurologist who specializes in HD, the movement disorder fellow, a nurse practitioner and a social worker. Nutrition, physical therapy, occupational therapy and genetic counseling resources are available upon referral.
To provide optimal care for HD patients unable to live at home, we work with Coyne Healthcare Center, an inpatient skilled nursing facility. This collaboration includes visits by your care team to Coyne Healthcare Center for consultation.
Patients in the HD Program also have the opportunity to participate in research to both advance understanding of HD through observational trials and to test new medications. BMC is a research site of the Huntington Study Group. Currently, studies are ongoing for people who are at risk for developing HD as well as observational and investigational drug trials for patients with HD.
Please visit our official website for the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center for more information at http://www.bu.edu/parkinsonsdisease.