National Young Onset Center
APDA NATIONAL YOUNG ONSET CENTER
WHAT IS YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON'S DISEASE?
- Medically, people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease under the age of 40 are considered to have what is called young onset Parkinson's disease (YOPD).
- Practically, people diagnosed well into their 40s and 50s are considered "young" as well.
- The National Young Onset Center provides young onset information and referrals to anyone in need of young onset-specific information and referrals, regardless of chronological age.
The National Young Onset Center is here to help you better understand YOPD and to help you connect with others who, like you, want to continue living an active and productive life. The Center provides information on a wide range of young onset issues such as employment, parenting and planning for the future. In addition, consider the following services:
- Specialized information and support based on your particular situation/circumstances
- Young onset publications including the Young Parkinson's Handbook
- The latest young onset news and information in the monthly Young Parkinson's e-Newsletter
- Affordable resources through our online Resource Guide
- Young onset support groups and retreats and special events
To learn more about the APDA National Young Onset Center, contact us: