The goal of this study is to learn how Parkinson’s disease affects social and emotional behavior. For example, we aim to assess how participants respond to different kinds of emotional stimuli and whether they can recognize emotions in other people. In addition, we study the emotional behavior of caregivers and their experience of caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease.
Participants with Parkinson’s disease who want to volunteer for research on Parkinson’s disease should first join the Parkinson’s Disease Eligibility & Screening Visit. Participating in the eligibility and screening visit involves a single visit to the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and will enable you to potentially get involved in other studies in the Bay Area.