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Personal stories of living with illness. Huntington disease is an inherited brain disorder passed from a parent to child via a defective gene. Onset usually occurs at age 35 – 45 years, after which people experience a steady decline over the next 20 years or so. HD affects physical, emotional and cognitive functions. Typically people experience chorea – sudden involuntary movements – emotional disturbance and personality changes. Speech, memory, concentration and the ability to perform complex tasks can be affected. Huntington’s disease can be extremely traumatic. Currently there is no cure and families coping with HD need strong support and understanding from professionals and the community. ‘Speaking from Experience’ offers first hand accounts from people living with Huntington’s disease about how the illness has affected their lives and how they are facing the future.