My mum has advanced stage Parkinsons and recently (probably due to the fact that my brother and I both have children aged 2 and under), I have started to think about whether this might be passed onto us. We are in our 40s. I guess I am asking…bearing in mind that there is no current cure for Parkinsons, is there any benefit in knowing what might/ or might not happen in the future?
I know that approximately 15% of Parkinsons is passed on to family members (I hope I have communicated this in the right way). Are there any new scientific advances to slow the progression? I know what all the symptoms are and that some can develop years ahead of the tremor. Is there anything that you can do as a precaution? For example- is Caffeine something you should drink or avoid? I have read mixed things. Is it significant in the scheme of things or not? Any other advice?