Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland (HDAI) provides consultation, information and individualised support to those diagnosed with Huntington's Disease (HD), their families and their health care team.
Information on HD
Understanding Behaviour, Caregivers Guide and Physicians Guide are now updated, contact the office if you require an information pack to be sent out.
Annual Respite Weekend
Our Annual Respite weekend takes place in Cuisie, Co Roscommon in conjunction with a Members Meeting and Annual General Meeting. See Q2 10 newsletter for a report.
If you are affected by HD you are welcome to avail of our services. Become a member and receive publications and information regularly
If you would like to help Create Awareness or take part in a Fundraising Event on behalf of HDAI we would be happy to hear from you.
'We Need Our Heads Examined'
"We Need Our Heads Examined" a campaign led by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland and supported by fifteen member groups including HDAI, calls on the Government to tackle the critical shortage of rehabilitation services for people with neurological conditions. Anne and Christy's story was featured on The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk Radio on 23 June. Details of the campaign and how you can support it are available from the NAI campaign centre page
HD Awarenesss Walk - July 16th Lough Key Forest Park
Enroll -HD www.enroll-hd.org Dr Niall Pender and Beaumont Hospital have established an Enroll-HD site at Beaumont. This is a worldwide study for HD family members. For more info watch the Information videos below and contact the study site email : email@example.com
Enroll Study Nationwide 15/6/15 (8 mins in)
Support People with Huntington's Disease
Membership Form 2016 Become a member of HDAI by returning the completed membership form with your contribution or email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and click the Easy Pay option above to donate online
HD TV Features:
RTE TV's Morning Edition TV3 Ireland Am
Check out HDAI's Facebook Page
Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI)- Promoting Awareness
Crisis in neurology services highlighted Report on National Survey of Neurology Services 2015
HD features in video : Ireland Gets a Red Card for Neurological Care
Longford March 5th, Sept 3rd, Dublin May 7th August 6th, November 5th, Limerick April 9th, October 15th , Cork March 19th, July 2nd, October 1st, December 3rd. Contact HDAI for venue and info: 1800 393939
RESPITE Weekend and AGM June 10-12th 2016 Cuisle Roscommon
Donate or Sponsor a Fundraiser
Click on the MyCharity.ie link on right to donate or sponsor a HD Fundraiser
Visit to Aras an Uachtarain
"While I am aware of the deep sorrow and pain this disease brings to each affected family, I want to commend you for the courage and perseverance many of you espouse".
Staying active delays HD
Melbourne researchers have have found that leading a more active lifestyle can delay the onset of symptoms.