Huntington’s disease is a rare genetic neurological disorder that can impact everything from a person’s ability to move to their memory and can cause psychiatric disorders, like depression.
For many, it’s fatal, and there’s a 50% chance that the biological child of a parent with Huntington’s will inherit the disease. Yet, there is still hope. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to one of the nation’s leading clinics for Huntington’s disease.
It this hour, we’ll hear from Tennesseans with Huntington’s, their families and doctors to understand what it means to live with the disease and how they made tough decisions when it comes to getting tested and having children.