There are no known drugs or lifestyle changes that can prevent the onset of Parkinson's, according to a leading charity in the field. Dr Kieran Breen, director of research at Parkinson's UK has said that some people get Parkinson's due to a combination of genetics, lifestyle and environment. "Parkinson's is a condition that probably takes many years to develop. And as we age our bodies are less resilient – cuts and bruises take longer to heal, and we are at greater risk of all kinds of health issues – cancer, heart problems [and] stroke," Dr Breen added. This comes after a study published in the Lancet found five new genes linked to the condition. Researchers from six countries, led by a team at the Institute of Neurology, Professor Nick Wood, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, investigated the results of five separate association studies. Results confirmed the role of six genes already associated with Parkinson's and revealed five new genes implicated in the development of the disease.Find the nearest Barchester nursing home.