Hubby's Specialist also does research and at his last visit asked him if he was interested in participating in his current study for biomarkers. I wanted to volunteer as a control but he wanted to think about it. Recently he asked when we were going to do the study so I called to volunteer us. Yesterday we took part in phase one- a general neurological exam, and testing in memory and depression. I admitted that stess has impaired my memory but I still did well but hubby did not. Phase two will consist of an MRI of the brain which takes up to an hour and a half and more psychological testing and interviewing.
We were thanked profusely by the staff and doctor for taking part. Hopefully this study will help find more info to promote better treatment or even better - a cure for PD.