Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia

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 [...]


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 [...]


Stories of HOPES

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 a [...]


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 [...]