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Are you living with Parkinson’s disease?

Are you living with Parkinson’s?

As reportedly the world’s fastest-growing neurological condition, Parkinson’s disease has been rising exponentially. In the UK alone, there are around 145,000 individuals living with Parkinson’s- and that number is still climbing.

In Scotland, 30 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s every week

An estimated 12,400 people have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s in Scotland, and it is estimated that another 1500 people will be formally diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2023 -equivalent to 30 new diagnoses per week! This is just the tip of the iceberg as we know there are many more living with symptoms suggestive of Parkinson’s and waiting to see a specialist for an assessment.

The Orchestra study

In the summer of 2022, we began recruiting for the ‘Orchestra’ Study‘, which is open to those aged between 40 – 75 years old, who have very mild symptoms or have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

As one of only 6 appointed study sites in the U.K., we’ve welcome patients to the clinic from across Scotland who may be suitable to take part in the Orchestra study, which investigates the effectiveness of the study drug (UCB0599) on the progression of Parkinson’s disease and associated symptoms over a longer period of time. By understanding its causes, we have the potential to develop new treatments or prevent it from occurring in the first place. The study involves taking part in a series of assessments and activities over two years at our world-class research centre at Eurocentral, with access to our experienced team of neurologists, specialists and nurses, who provide thorough assessments and close monitoring to ensure your safety throughout the study.

New Parkinson’s study open to those 30+

The Orchestra study is only suitable for those individuals with mild Parkinson’s disease symptoms, however furthering our research work in this area, we are now recruiting for a new Parkinson’s study which is open to a broader group. Now anyone between 30 – 80 years of age – who has been diagnosed with/or is living with Parkinson’s can apply to take part.

If this applies to you or someone you know, you can find out more and register your interest to take part by calling the clinic on 0141 948 0806 or emailing info@gmclinic.co.uk

By taking part in research, you can make a significant contribution to the understanding of Parkinson’s Disease and its progression. Your support could directly lead to life-changing treatments or further preventative measures for future generations. There is no charge to take part, if you are suitable to be screened, your travel expenses will be reimbursed and lunch will be provided for any visits to the clinic.

 

Recent media coverage on our Parkinson’s research:

Glasgow Times:    Glasgow study aims to find ‘breakthrough’ treatment for Parkinson’s

Glasgow Live:    Glasgow Memory Clinic begin tests on ground breaking Parkinson’s medication

 

 

Posted 11th January 2023

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