There is no cure for Huntington’s, but with the right therapy and management, your quality of life may be improved for several years.
Medications can be prescribed to deal with many of the symptoms, for instance:
Tetrabenazine and anti-psychotic drugs to control muscle spasms. These may have side effects such as drowsiness, nausea and restlessness.
Anti-depressants and mood stabilizing drugs to treat psychiatric symptoms such as depression and bi-polar disorder.
Several types of therapies are also available, and include:
However, the eventual progress of the disease cannot be controlled. Towards the end of your life, you may need to be placed in palliative care or have a trained nurse available at all times.