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 (Insights & Inspirations) about challenges facing people with young onset Parkinson's disease.
View upcoming events
More information on young onset Parkinson's disease: