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RIGeast: Can genetic factors predict the course of cognitive decline in Parkinson’s? - Shared screen with speaker view
gerald Bush
18:04
Hi all
Liz Nash
18:31
Welcome, everyone! Thank you for joining us today.
Liz Nash
19:21
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Liz Nash
26:44
Sorry folks, it seems we're having some technical difficulties
Liz Nash
30:12
You can read more about thinking and memory problems on the Parkinson's UK website: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/mild-memory-and-thinking-problems
Liz Nash
31:43
Our helpline and local advisers can support anyone with Parkinson's, their family or friends. Call 0808 800 0303 (free) to get in touch.
Liz Nash
45:11
You can read more about genetics and Parkinson's on the Parkinson's UK website (https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/does-parkinsons-run-families) and research blog (https://medium.com/parkinsons-uk/search?q=genetics)
Kecia Harris
48:35
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Kecia Harris
50:59
How close are we to the individual management of patients, as you showed in the slide with the people represented in colours?
Liz Nash
51:19
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Graham Brown
58:15
Would our brain bank be able to identify these genes too?
Liz Nash
01:00:45
If anyone has questions we can't answer today, or you think of anything after the call, feel free to email them to research@parkinsons.org.uk
Kecia Harris
01:01:30
If a person has the APOe4 or GBA gene, they have a 2x higher risk of Parkinson's... do you know what the percentage risk is if they haven't got any of the genes that show a correlation with higher risk of dementia?
Kecia Harris
01:02:16
higher risk of dementia I meant not Parkinson's!
Liz Nash
01:06:16
There's a research blog post on gene therapies here: https://medium.com/parkinsons-uk/trials-to-treatments-gene-therapy-143e6a1b4a24
Liz Nash
01:07:01
the post is a couple of years old, but a good introduction to where we're at
Liz Nash
01:11:33
You can read more about Parkinson's dementia on our website: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/dementia
Liz Nash
01:12:17
Here's an excerpt: ‘Dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that gradually get worse over time and affect daily life. Dementia symptoms happen when nerve cells in the brain become damaged and eventually die.Not everyone with dementia has the same symptoms, but the condition usually involves problems with memory, thinking, communication and mood.There are many different types of dementia. The most common type is Alzheimer’s.Parkinson's dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies are the two types of dementia most likely to affect people with Parkinson's.Some people have 'mixed dementia'. This is when someone has two different types of dementia, such as dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer's.
Liz Nash
01:12:49
You can read more about Parkinson's dementia on our website: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/dementia
Liz Nash
01:13:50
If anyone has questions we can't answer today, or you think of anything after the call, feel free to email them to research@parkinsons.org.uk
Liz Nash
01:14:41
For information and support - Our helpline and local advisers can support anyone with Parkinson's, their family or friends. Call 0808 800 0303 (free) to get in touch.
Andrew Cassy
01:15:02
Very interesting talk. Thank you.👏🏻