Effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Mild Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson Disease

Run Dates:  Ongoing


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:  University of Calgary & Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Ethics ID: REB 15-1689

Contact:  Jenelle Cheetham

                 T: 403-210-8519   E: info@pcanlab.ca

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