Parkinson's Families Project
This project is interested in understanding why Parkinson's Disease happens, and in developing new treatments for its management. We know that in some people with Parkinson's Disease, genetic (inherited) factors are important, and this can help us to understand the disease. The Parkinson’s Family Project is trying to identify inherited differences in genes that cause Parkinson's disease.
Who can be Involved?
- A person who has developed Parkinson's before the age of 45
- A person who has Parkinson's with a family member with the same condition
What happens to people taking part in this research?
A DNA sample is taken via a blood or saliva test and the genetic make up of the person involved will be examined. Participants also have to complete a questionnaire about their condition and family history.