A Disease Without a Cure
What is It?
It is a disorder in which the cells in certain parts of the brain waste away or disintegrate. The disease is passed on though families.
- the larger gene produces an abnormal protein that kills brain cells in middle age, lose of these cells causes the characteristic symptoms and eventually death.
- uncontrollable movement
- speech is difficult
- memory and intellectual functions continue to decline
There is no cure but there are drugs that can help control movement problems and treat depression and other emotional problems.
it is a dominate disease and only one copy of the gene is needed to be inherited..