I joined the Luxembourg Parkinson’s Study first in 2017 as an intern in neuropsychology and, since February 2018, I am working as a neuropsychologist at the Parkinson’s Research Clinic. During my studies, I was very passionate about neuropsychology and neurology. The possibility to combine working with patients in these areas and doing research was the best choice for me.
In my daily work, I am testing the cognitive status of patients who join the Parkinson’s Research Clinic through memory and concentration tests along with a smell and a fine motricity test. Therefore, most of my research projects focus on the identification of different cognitive patterns and their relation to the progression of the disease. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet ended, we are also investigating its impact on the progression of cognitive and motor symptoms.
Parkinson’s Disease is mostly known as a movement disorder by the public. Most of the people do not see the “invisible” side of the disease like the non-motor symptoms that also impact the quality of life. One of the missions of research is to make the public aware of these different facets of the disease.
Our research would not be possible without the participation and the overall dedication of the patients. Thank you to all the study participants!