With something like Ataxia, I say read. There’s a lot out there to look at and try to get an understanding of what is going on and how to cope. Ya, some will be ‘over your head’ but little bits here and there will prove very beneficial. Subscribe to Generations from the NAF. Check out NAF’s resource list, http://www.ataxia.org/resources/generations.aspx. Read stuff about dealing and keeping a positive attitude such as, Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox or The Happiness of Pursuit by Davis Phinney.