Excerpt from: Argus Leader (click for full article)
May is “Huntington’s Disease (H.D.) Awareness Month,” and appropriate long-term care and housing options are needed now for South Dakota and surrounding states.The lack of appropriate long-term care and housing is not exclusively a local problem. Because our Sioux Valley chapter of HDSA is the only H.D. support group in South Dakota, we regularly support and counsel H.D. families throughout eastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. The next closest H.D. support groups are in Minneapolis, Iowa City, Fargo, Grand Forks, Denver and soon Omaha. While not every H.D. family attends support meetings, of those we serve, many probably will seek long-term care and housing options as their loved one’s H.D. advances.