Is PD inherited? Good question. From everything that I have read and talking with my neurologist- there is a 5 - 10% chance of inheriting PD from a family member. The odds increase if multiple family members develop PD. I have young on-set Parkinson's and my father developed Parkinson's later in life, age 69. Whether I directly inherited my PD from my father is an
open for debate, but the neurologist feels that I probably inherited the predispostion for it. Being predisposed to having PD does not necessarily mean that you will go on to develop full blown PD, but a catalyst of some type (be it environmental or etc.) may trigger the on-set.
You might have to grow old, but you never have to grow up....
"take the second star to the right and straight on 'til morning"
Peter Pan's directions to Neverland
Dx'ed with Parkinson's and ataxia 2002.