Category Archives: Huntington’s
Norfolk’s singing neuro nurse is getting the message across
Music and motorcycles are helping a University of East Anglia lecturer to raise awareness of serious brain conditions
Steve Smith works at the UEA’s school of nursing and midwifery and is an expert in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, MS, stroke, and Huntington’s disease.
Burnham carer helped by support programme
11:40am Friday 25th March 2011
A BURNHAM carer whose husband, son and daughter suffer the same crippling disease has taken advantage of a vital support programme.
Sylvie Richards has looked after her husband, 43-year-old John, for the last 20 years as he suffers from Huntington’s Disease.
To make matters worse for Sylvie, both her son and daughter have also been diagnosed with the devastating illness, and her son, who was diagnosed 12 years ago, now lives full time in a care home.