My mother had PD for 35 years and a paternal uncle also had the condition so in many ways I was not surprised when I was diagnosed in 2010. Disappointed for sure, but not surprised and it enabled me to be philosophical about it.
Is there any information on the hereditary nature of PD?
when i was diagnosed as having PD i asked my specialist about hereditary possibility as my uncle had it. i was informed that there is a very very rare gene that can carry PD. A blood test can be done to determine this. As i have two children i had the blood tests which came back clear. I believe its just the luck (bad luck) of the draw.
hi bepo i,m the 9th in 3 generations of my family and still not found
definate genetic link now i,m only one still alive guess i might never know for sure
A similar story for me - the fourth generation of my family to have PD but still trying to establish the genetic link.
There is quite a bit of research into this topic: see my other posts on this thread:
And also my blog post on this subject may be of interest: