Huntington's Disease (HD), an inherited neurodegenerative disease, damages specific areas of the brain, resulting in movement difficulties as well as cognitive and behavioral changes.
Behavioral changes are a characteristic feature of HD and are often the most distressing aspect of the condition
for individuals and families dealing with HD. Although there is a great deal of variation in behavioral symptoms among individuals
with HD, HD damages specific parts of the brain, resulting in specific and predictable behavioral changes.
However, it is important to look at what may be triggering the behaviors in order to provide an environment
that minimizes difficult behaviors, behaviors that disrupt the ability of the individual or caretaker to function effectively
in a safe environment.