Is that important? One of the messages I heard several times at the World Parkinson Congress in Montreal earlier this month was that – by the time most of us receive our PD diagnoses – most of the damage to our dopamine-producing cells has already occurred. From that point forward, we’re pretty much left with the messy business of damage control.
If PWPs can learn what’s happening in their bodies sooner – before other symptoms like tremor or rigidity occur… and before the dopamine production machinery is effectively compromised – the likelihood of prolonged normal function is increased. What’s not to like about that?