From 10-16 June 2013 it’s Huntingtons Disease Awareness Week.
Organised by the Huntingtons Disease Association, this week of fundraising aims to spread awareness to help sufferers of this condition and their families.
Huntington’s Disease is a hereditary disorder which affects the body’s central nervous system. It can cause physical symptoms like clumsiness and uncontrollable muscle movements. But it can also cause mood swings and changes in temper. This can put a strain on relationships and be very confusing and frightening.
Because of this, it’s very important that people are informed about the condition and its effects, and that’s what this week is all about.
The four Huntington’s Disease charities – from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – will unite to share their skills and knowledge and supply people with the resources they need to find out about the disease, or learning to live with it. There will be information days about caring for sufferers and how to handle the disease within a family or within children.
To find out more about this very worthwhile week, visit the Huntingtons Disease Awareness Week website and find out more about what’s happening in your area.
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