DBS + GBA mutation concern

Latest research indicates a negative effect on cognition after DBS for those with the GBA mutation.

" We advise that DBS candidates be screened for GBA mutations as part of the pre-surgical decision-making process. We advise that GBA mutation carriers be counseled regarding potential risks associated with STN-DBS and alternative options may be considered."

Parkinson disease and STN‐DBS: cognitive effects in GBA mutation carriers - Pal - - Annals of Neurology - Wiley Online Library

So DBS could knock a few points off my IQ if I have the GBA mutation gene.

Here’s a clinical trial where they send a DNA test in the post and identify whether we have the mutation - for £0