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Huntington's Hope Blog

by Sharon St. Mary

We want to keep you up-to-date on the happenings at the Good Samaritan Society-Specialty Care Community. In upcoming blog posts, you'll hear the latest from our team and others who make Huntington's Hope possible—the physicians, researchers, and Good Samaritans like you. You'll also share in the daily trials and triumphs of people with Huntington's disease and their families.

By Martha Nance, MD, Director, Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence at Hennepin County Medical Center  A Huntington’s disease diagnosis can often be difficult. Behavior changes may mimic symptoms of other diseases. Behavior changes in people with Huntington’s disease can include anxiety, moodiness, irritability, paranoia and psychosis. Mild involuntary movements may be noticed only by others or may be thought just to represent a nervous tic or twitch. Unsteady... (more...)
By Martha Nance, MD, Director, Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence at Hennepin County Medical Center There is not yet a cure for Huntington’s disease, but several treatments have been found to reduce the symptoms and improve the quality of life. Today, there are medications to treat chorea, as well as drugs that address psychiatric and behavioral symptoms. Sometimes multiple interventions are used, with the plan of treatment evolving over the course of the... (more...)
by Martha Nance, MD, Director, Huntington's Disease Center of Excellence at Hennepin County Medical Center -------- Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder. More than 30,000 individuals in the United States have been diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. Adult-onset Huntington’s disease symptoms usually begin when a person is in his or her 30s and 40s, but can begin earlier or much later. Huntington’s disease symptoms can include both behavior changes... (more...)
by Sharon St. Mary, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Society – Specialty Care Community View Krystal's story to see how Huntington's disease donations can make a difference. There’s no question that Huntington’s disease is difficult for the individual diagnosed. But it also takes its toll on the family. That’s why it is important to donate to Huntington’s disease. Because Huntington’s disease is diagnosed in young men and women – typically between the ages... (more...)


DONOVAN – GAZING WITH T... April 22, 2016 | 0 comments

“I am so delighted with this new tribute album that Rock the Cause Records has released, assisted by Kara Wright of Peer Music, Los Angeles. The title of the tribute album, Gazing with tranquility is a line from my song, The Hurdy Gurdy Man. The line describes the deep stillness one... Read more

BRETT DENNEN – COLOURS April 22, 2016 | 0 comments

Spring is finally in the air. We can think of no better way to welcome it than sharing with you Brett Dennen's youthful cover of Donovan's Colours. Brett offers up a modern folk version of this timeless classic. With sparse guitars and vocals reminiscent of Neil Young, you can almost... Read more

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