Since April 2000 the mission of the HDLighthouse Families Web site is to present and explain the latest research findings so that families afflicted by Huntington's disease can become proactive in their care, have hope for the future, and make good decisions in the present. Additionally we provide information that is vital to the the support of HD families. Where possible we will direct you to specialists in the your area of concern, but if we are able to provide better or more current information then you'll find it here.
I am always torn between forcing myself to venture out into the real world, or staying within the safety of my comfort zone. I seem to only be able to take so much mental stimulation, and then I need to escape so I can shut down for awhile. The more noise and commotion I have taken in, the more quiet time I need to replenish myself mentally. When I am overstimulated and in a situation where I need to escape and can not, then I zone out for awhile. It is really my only means of escape. I am ne