Coordinated multidisciplinary care for Huntington's disease. An outpatient department

Ruth B. Veenhuizen*, Aad Tibben

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Huntington's disease is characterised by a complex set of motor, neuropsychologic and psychiatric symptoms which start slowly and progress over many years to a state of complete dependency. The symptomatic treatment during the ambulatory years is divers. In the northern part of the Netherlands coordinated multidisciplinary care is offered to patients diagnosed with Huntington's disease. A team of a neurologist, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, social worker and nursing home doctor monitors the patient and companion on a half-year basis and provide them with a plan of care. A case manager coordinates the plan of care in the dwelling place of the patient. In this article this type of care is outlined and illustrated with case histories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research Bulletin
Volume80
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

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