Category: Support

First Huntington Meeting in Iceland

Friday, 18 September, the first ever Huntington meeting will take place in Iceland. The meeting can be attended both online and in person, and it is open to everyone who understands Icelandic. Here is an interview with the woman behind the meeting: – To start off: What is your name and what is your role in this meeting? Vigdis Stefansdottir. I am a genetic…
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Harry needs a hug: A story for children learning to deal with Huntington’s Disease

The brand new book Harry needs a hug helps children to understand how to deal with Huntington’s disease. The book is presented in an informative, sensitive and easy to understand way. The aim of Harry needs a hug is to help children understand what living in a family affected by Huntington’s disease means. The blurb of…
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How COVID-19 Impact Huntington’s Disease Families

Financial concerns, pressure on family life, but also closeness to beloved ones and support. Here is how coronavirus pandemic has affected Huntington families in Italy and Scotland.  The Scottish Huntington’s Association conducted a study with 25 young people living with Huntington’s disease, while La Lega Italiana Ricerca Huntington (LIRH) studied the impact of COVID-19 on…
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Join EHDN Virtual Bridging Event!

September 11 from 14:00 – 18:00 CEST, the European Huntington’s Disease Network will host Virtual Bridging Event where you can learn more about Huntington’s disease research and trials. Sign up now! Every other year, the European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN) hosts one of the world’s largest conferences dedicated solely to Huntington’s disease (HD). Despite taking a different form…
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Join Interesting Webinars!

Throughout the year, the European Reference Network on Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND) provides educational webinars on rare diseases – free and open to everyone. The webinars are a collaboration between ERN-RND and the European Reference Network for Rare Neuromuscular Diseases (EURO-NMD) and the European Academy of Neurology (EAN). The webinars will treat topics related to rare diseases and include…
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What does COVID-19 mean for Huntington’s disease families and HD research?

What does COVID-19 mean for Huntington’s disease families and HD research? From: HDbuzz COVID-19, short for coronavirus disease 2019, has taken the world by storm in almost every sense – many people have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it’s created shopping pandemonium in stores, and many people are isolated at home. But behind that…
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COVID-19 Info and advice

What is COVID-19? COVID-19, short for coronavirus disease 2019, is an infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 is a newly identified pathogen that has not previously been seen in humans and is highly contagious. Though it belongs to the same category of viruses as SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and influenza viruses, SARS-CoV-2 is a different…
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Excersice

It is important to try and stay as physically active as you can during this time – both for your physical and mental health. Even though we encourage you to maintain social distancing, most countries now allow people to go for a walk, run or bike. Social distancing means only coming in close contact with…
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Mental Health & COVID 19

How your mental health might be affected The spread of coronavirus is a new and challenging event. Some people might find it more worrying than others. Try to remember that medical, scientific and public health experts are working hard to contain the virus. Most people’s lives will change in some way over a period of…
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Latest Huntington’s disease news!

The EHDN Newsletter is here! The 39th edition is dedicated to ethics in Huntington’s disease. Find it here. The European Huntington’s Disease (EHDN) newsletter aims to communicate the network’s activities and other developments of interest in the field of Huntington’s disease to the lay community, healthcare professionals and scientists. It appears three times a year (March 1, July…
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