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Young Onset

If you are younger than 55 when you are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, you will face different challenges than someone diagnosed at an older age.

If you are younger than 55 when you are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, you will face different challenges than someone diagnosed at an older age. When you are busy raising your family and building your career, dealing with a chronic (long-term) illness like PD that gets worse over time can be an unwelcome burden.

If you have young onset PD (YOPD), you need:

  • Education about PD
  • Community resources
  • An expert medical team

Every other year, the OHSU Parkinson Center holds a meeting about challenges facing people with young onset Parkinson's disease face.

Visit our Events page for this meeting. 

Visit these Web sites for more information on young onset Parkinson's disease:

APDA Young Parkinson's Informational and Referral Center

Young Onset Parkinson's Association