Wichita, KS Neurological Disease Programs and Services
Hereditary Neurological Disease Centre
Huntington's disease is a disorder which is inherited within families. Anyone who is affected with HD has 1 in 2 (50 / 50) chance of passing it on to any children. While it does affect children, it generally begins in adult life and presents with a myriad of symptoms to include involuntary movement (chorea), cognitive impairment, psychiatric disturbance, and behavior changes.
The disorder is progressive with no remission. Treatment addresses the various symptoms, which differ greatly from one person to another. There is currently no cure.
The Hereditary Neurological Disease Centre is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving persons in Kansas and the surrounding states. Key members have worked with the HND Centre since 1987 and the medical team has cumulative experience of over 100 years.
Our Services and Programs Include:
- Support groups – Kansas: Wichita, Lawrence, and Hill City
- Diagnostic / professional care
- Out-patient clinic
- Genetic testing
- Supportive diagnostic testing
- Crisis intervention
- Educational services:
- At-risk families
- Community at-large
- Research opportunities – Huntington Study Group
- DNA banking program
- Brain donor program
- Patient advocacy