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Table of Contents: Maladies of My Mind

Disclaimer: Even though the image above depicts the monster holding a U.S. coin, Huntington’s disease affects families around the world. It is just not often talked about. Maladies of My Mind is inspired by interviews of Thai individuals affected by different mental illnesses, but it does not cover the entirety of a Huntington’s disease experience […]

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Other Resources: Table of Contents

Welcome to Other Resources: Companion Animals and Health Stories of HOPES Bryan’s Dad Isn’t Who Lila Remembers Bryan’s Dad Isn’t Who Lila Remembers Bryan’s Dad Wants Ordinary Back Bryan’s Dad Visits Dr. Kealy Bryan’s Dad Plays the Game Like Father Like Son? HDSA Honors

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Stories of HOPES: “Like Father Like Son?”

“Like Father Like Son?” Ben and Trisha’s family have dinner together and discover that support and camaraderie goes deeper than their mutual concerns about HD. Although the gathering ends happily, Ben is agitated by the thought that his son, who is like him in almost every way, will eventually develop HD symptoms.

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Stories of HOPES: “Bryan’s Dad Visits Dr. Kealy”

“Bryan’s Dad Visits Dr. Kealy” Lila made an appointment for her husband to visit the family physician. It is difficult for Ben to confront his feelings and the truth, but during a “physical,” Dr. Kealy’s charm and listening skills manages to open Ben up. Ben talks about the changes he has dealt with and speaks […]

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Companion Animals and Health

When most people consider therapies, they often think of prescriptions and side effects. However, animal companion therapy is proving to be an effective means of improving well-being among patients. Many of the benefits of animal companion therapy can extend to patients and family members living with Huntington’s disease. This article highlights the physical effects caused […]

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HOPES is hiring! Apply now!

The Huntington’s Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford (HOPES) is an educational service project working to build a web resource on Huntington’s disease (HD).  Our mission is to make scientific information about HD more readily accessible to patients, their families, and the general public. We are currently hiring student researchers (writers), graphic designers, and web […]

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Stories of HOPES

Fictional Welcome to Stories of HOPES! The short stories of this section of HOPES are fictional accounts inspired by the experiences of real families living with HD. They are not meant to be instructive or prescriptive, but to serve as artistic impressions of the social and familial impact of the disease. We have found them […]

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HDSA Honors

HDSA Honors On June 8th, 2008, the Huntington’s Disease Society of American (HDSA) honored HOPES with the first annual “Giving a Voice to HD” award. According to the HDSA, the award recognizes “an individual or group whose efforts have significantly helped to raise awareness about Huntington’s disease in their local community and beyond.” The HDSA […]

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