A Genetic Lottery - a Column by Becky Field

How Huntington’s disease symptoms can affect employment

“My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.” — Stephen Hawking  Huntington’s disease affected both my dad’s and my brother Gavin’s…

Addressing autonomic problems in Huntington’s disease

“All body systems would be immobilized without the nervous system. It controls and regulates every bodily activity down to the workings of the tiniest cell.” — World Book Encyclopedia of Science Because Huntington’s disease (HD) damages neurons, or nerve cells, in the brain, it can cause a variety of…