REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a disorder where people act out their dreams. People with RBD often, but not always, develop Parkinson’s Disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, multiple system atrophy, or other neurodegenerative diseases of the synucleinopathy type.
The North American Prodromal Synucleinopathy Consortium Stage 2 (NAPS2) was formed with the purpose of enrolling participants with RBD, in anticipation of a future clinical trial of a neuroprotective trreatment against synucleinopathies. The NAPS Consortium will collect standardized clinical assessments, biofluids, and neuroimaging data. The RBD group will also undergo two overnight sleep studies. Some of this data will be used to develop biomarkers for synucleinopathies in the prodromal (presymptomatic) stage as well as a trial-ready registry of participants.
RBD group procedures include a clinical assessment, questionnaires, blood draw, neuroimaging (MRI and DaTscan), polysomnogram (sleep study), and optional lumbar puncture.
Control group procedures include a clinical assessment, questionnaires, blood draw, neuroimaging (MRI), and lumbar puncture.
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