I am not seeking false hope nor do I want to perpetuate it but I do think there will be more treatments within the next 10-15 years.
A off the top of my head list:
There may be stem cells for PWP. Perhaps intravenous like the UT trial.
There may be personalized cell therapy (pluripotent neurons implanted in the brain) like Blue Rock (subsidiary of Bayer) is pursuing or Mass General or Kyoto.
Cure Parkinson’s will hopefully have found at least one successful repurposed drug that helps slow our decline. Exanatide or Ambroxol might be helpful.
Fecal transplants are looking like a possible source of some help.
Improvements in DBS are being trialed at UCSF.
I hope for gene therapy but I think that is likely more like 20 + years out.
Meds to reduce dyskinesia are being trialed according to MJFF. If dyskinesia can be mitigated that would be a big improvement.
A better understanding of the gut biome will hopefully lead to improved dietary recommendations.
What are your thoughts?
What is it realistic to hope for in the next 10-15 years?
I’m sure I’m not alone in my desire for some hope founded on substance and some improvements to look forward to. Did I miss anything?
Thank you FWP (friends with Parkinson’s)