Huntington’s disease

Learn about Huntington’s disease and how MS Queensland can provide assistance and support.

About Huntington’s disease

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a disease of the brain that is passed down from parent to child. HD is not evident at birth and symptoms will usually not appear until a person is between 35 and 55 years of age.  From the onset of symptoms, people with HD have a life expectancy of 10 to 25 years.  There is currently no cure for HD but treatments that can help ease certain symptoms are available.

As a genetically acquired disease, you are only at risk of developing the disease if one or both of your parents also has the disease. You cannot “catch” Huntington’s disease and it cannot skip a generation.

How MS Queensland can help

MS Queensland has a long history of helping people with MS and other progressive neurological diseases such as an acquired brain injury. We know that many of the symptoms of and treatments for MS are also common to other PNDs and we offer our knowledge, expertise and understanding in this field to a broad range of people.  Some of our services include:

  • Service coordination
  • NDIS access assistance
  • Neurophysiotherapy
  • Accommodation
  • Employment services


How to get help

For more information, questions, or assistance you can contact our NeuroAssist InfoLine on 1800 177 591 Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 5:00pm.  You can also request a call back from one of our NeuroAssist team who will be in touch within 24 hours.