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Real Talk from Participants

People with Parkinson's and control volunteers share their advice and perspective on joining clinical studies and being an active participant in the quest for a cure.


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    My Research Journey: On the Road for PPMI

    JP Smith shares his experience traveling to a medical center for a PPMI screening visit.

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    My Research Journey: Participating for Family

    Jerry Pollack explains why he participates in the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative to honor his family members who had Parkinson’s.

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    My Research Journey: I Don’t Have Parkinson’s, but I’m Helping Researchers Get to the Bottom of It

    Terry Goldin shares his experience living with REM sleep behavior disorder and participating in the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative study.

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    PPMI Participants Share Their Experiences: “Knowledge Is Power”

    We highlight four participants speeding a cure in our landmark Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative.

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    My Research Journey: I Don’t Have Parkinson’s, But I Could Help Stop It

    Brian Duggan shares what it’s like to live with REM sleep behavior disorder and to participate in research as part of the larger “at-risk” Parkinson’s community.

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    My Research Journey: A Practical Way of Managing Parkinson’s

    Jen Gaudio, one of the first ever PPMI participants, shares why she participates in research as a practical and constructive way to manage Parkinson’s.

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The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative is changing how patients, families, doctors and scientists think about brain disease. Now it needs you.

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