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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: 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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    My Research Journey: “It’s Never Too Early to Make a Difference”

    Phil Alongi, 67, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2019 and is participating in MJFF’s landmark study to contribute toward a future without PD.

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    My Research Journey: How My Family History Led Me to a Worldwide Parkinson’s Study

    Susan Levy, 68, guest blogger, participates in a Parkinson’s research study as a tribute to her mother who lived with the disease for many years.

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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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