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IN THE community

Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers is meeting on Zoom. This series of nine classes provides education and support, teaches stress management techniques and helps develop coping skills. Class times and dates are based on caregiver availability. Contact Sharon Lewis at 830-377-1484 for details.

 

IN THE research LAB

PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson's Disease is a flagship study created by the Parkinson Foundation to provide free genetic testing and counseling to people with PD.

It's estimated that 10-15% of people with PD have a genetic form of the disease. If more is understood about those genetic mutations, scientists can begin to develop improved, taregted treatments and personalized medicines.

The pilot phase is underway at a limited number of Centers of Excellence, but it's hoped that later this year, the study will expand and offer genetic testing and counseling to 15,000 people.

By contributing your genetic testing results to this flagship program, you will have the opportunity to help accelerate scientific research to improve understanding of PD and potentially identify new and/or better treatment options.

Learn more here.