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Study on the Health of Caregivers to Relatives with Parkinson’s Disease & Related Movement Disorders


If you are providing care for a relative with Parkinson’s Disease and you are 60 years or older, you may be eligible to participate in a study on how caregiving affects your health. 

This study will involve four yearly face-to-face interviews, conducted by trained interviewers at the General Clinical Research Center at Boston University Medical Center in Boston’s South End. You will be asked questions about your physical and emotional health, and about the person for whom you provide care. In addition, you will be asked to give blood and urine samples. This study is funded by the National Institute of Health.

The first interview is expected to take two hours. It will take place in the early morning. 

You will be reimbursed up to $40 for your time and your parking costs will be paid. You can bring your care recipient to the interview where someone will stay with him or her during your interview.

For more information, please contact Denyse Turpin, RN, MPH at (617) 638-7736.

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