Access to Top Doctors and Innovative Research
Our experts are always striving to improve care for Huntington’s disease. Duke neurologists, neurobiologists, and their associates have recently pioneered breakthrough research suggesting that existing drugs intended for other conditions (like cancer or diabetes) may hold promise as therapies for Huntington’s disease.
Because Huntington’s disease can affect the body in many ways, our team includes neurologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and social workers who customize a management plan specific to your needs.
Adjusting to a Huntington’s disease diagnosis or caring for a loved one with the disease can be difficult, confusing, and emotionally draining, especially because there is no cure at this time (although there is hope for a cure or improved treatments in the future). Our social workers get to know you and your family, host support groups, work to find resources in your community, and strive to improve your quality of life, no matter how Huntington’s disease affects you personally.
Duke participates in clinical trials seeking new, more effective ways to manage and treat Huntington’s disease. Our dedicated clinical trial coordinator is available to enroll and guide participants through the process.
Regional Referral Center
People with Huntington’s disease are referred to Duke from all over the surrounding region, including southern Virginia and northern South Carolina. Our status as a regional referral center speaks to our experience and expertise.