Do you have Parkinson disease with memory problems and want to contribute to Parkinson’s research? The University of Calgary together with the Hotchkiss Brain Institute are conducting an a clinical research study to better understand structural and functional brain changes in people with PD-MCI (mild cognitive impairment) after Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
Who is eligible to participate in the study?
- Men and women 60 to 80 years of age
- Patients with Parkinson disease and mild cognitive impairment (mild memory and thinking problems)
What is required of the participants?
- Your participation will:
- last approximately 2.5 months
- involve ten (10) in-person visits throughout the study
- At the initial visit, a one-time blood sample will be drawn for DNA collection
- Your mood, memory and thinking will be assessed; this involves performing a series of tests and answering questionnaires
- PD symptoms will be assessed
- You will be asked to undergo two (2) MRI scans of your brain and three (3) TMS (or placebo) sessions
University of Calgary & Hotchkiss Brain Institute