Brain Atrophy Series – Huntington’s Disease

Brain atrophy (also known as cerebral atrophy) is defined as,

“…a loss of neurons and the connections between them.  Atrophy can be generalized, which means that all of the brain has shrunk; or it can be focal, affecting only a limited area of the brain and resulting in a decrease of the functions that area of the brain controls” (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2009).

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is similar to having Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia all at once. When a patient’s condition has deteriorated, they are no longer their vibrant self, but a mere shell they’ve grown accustomed.  Margo in the next resource will give further details about the illness:

[Video] “What is Huntington’s Disease?”

 

 

 

Reference

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2009). What is Cerebral Atrophy? http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_atrophy/cerebral_atrophy.htm

 

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