Introduction to Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) and Huntington’s Disease– This module provides background on Huntington’s Disease including the basic symptomology of disease progression, its genetic nature and current treatment options for motor and psychiatric symptoms, and the role of OT practitioners. The mission and purpose of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America is also reviewed.
-Huntington’s disease is discussed from the perspective of what a community based practitioner needs to know about the disease in order to consult with and offer therapy to persons with HD.
Describe the genetic nature of Huntington’s disease.
Discuss disease progression and symptomology.
Distinguish HD from other motor or neurodegenerative diseases.
Explain the pharmacological interventions available for some symptoms of HD.
Describe the role of the occupational therapy practitioner with regard to improving quality of life for the person with HD.
1.0 Free CEUs for Occupational Therapists