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Huntington's Disease Youth Organization

Top tips for helping a person with HD - for kids

HDYO has more information about HD available for young people, parents and professionals on our site:

www.hdyo.org

Written by Michaela Crutsinger, OTDS

Edited by K. M. Knewstep-Watkins, OTD, OTR/L

This section is here to help children look after their family member who has HD by offering some tips on caring. These tips are split into different topics and stages of HD (early, mid and late stage). We hope you find this section helpful.

Early Stage

Eating & Meals

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During the mealtime, you may notice your family member with HD having some new difficulties. Here are some things that can be helpful during mealtimes for a person with HD.

Getting Dressed

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For someone with HD, clothes with buttons and zippers or shoes with shoelaces sometimes can take more time and effort to put on or take off.

Driving

Car safety is always important. You can be helpful while riding in the car by being quiet and a good listener.

Mobility/Moving

Home Safety

Thinking

Middle Stage

Eating & Meals

Driving/Transport

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Mobility/Transfers

Home Safety

Thinking

Late Stage

Eating

Staying at home

Mobility/Transfers

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Home safety

Thinking