HD Awareness Week 2016

This week (June 6-12) is Huntington's Disease (HD) Awareness Week.

Huntington's disease is a hereditary illness that causes damage to certain areas of the brain. This can affect a person's movement, thoughts, behaviour and emotion.

HD is a genetic disease due to a faulty gene; around 850 people in Scotland currently have HD.

The Scottish Huntington's Association (SHA) is a voluntary organisation which provides a support network and specialist advice for individuals and families in Scotland living with HD.

Find out more about Huntington's disease and the Scottish Huntington's Association from their leaflet.