Factors associated with late-onset Huntington’s disease

Takeaway

  • Individuals with late-onset Huntington’s disease are less likely to have a family history of the disease but are more likely to present with gait and balance problems as first symptoms.

Why this matters

  • As family history is likely to be negative, late-onset Huntington’s disease may be more difficult to diagnose, but balance and gait problems may be a sign of Huntington’s disease in elderly patients and help in diagnosis.