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20 Apr: [Webinar Recording] YOPD Council: Dementia and Young Onset Parkinson’s

Did you know that dementia in people diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's disease (YOPD) looks different than dementia in those diagnosed with later-onset Parkinson’s? In this webinar, Dr. Rodolfo Savica, MD, PhD, and YOPD Council Leader Tom Palizzi discussed dementia: what it is, how it develops, and its relationship to Parkinson's, as well as some distinct differences between YOPD and later-onset Parkinson's. In this webinar, YOPD Council Leader Tom Palizzi and Dr. Savica discussed dementia: what it is, how it develops, and its relationship to Parkinson's, as well as some distinct differences between YOPD and later-onset Parkinson's.
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14 Apr: [Webinar Recording] YOPD Women’s Council: Menstruation, Menopause, Hormones, and Parkinson’s

Receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis when you’re young is overwhelming enough. Being a woman with a Parkinson's diagnosis adds an additional layer of complexities and challenges.In this panel discussion, our YOPD Women's Council and special guest Dr. Karen Jaffe, MD, talked about the added challenges women living with Parkinson’s face as it relates to menstruation, menopause, and hormones.
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22 Feb: [Video] YOPD Council: Death and Dying

Receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis when you’re young is overwhelming enough as it is. Add the need to exercise daily, attend a variety of medical appointments, and focus on your mental health to an already busy work schedule and it can feel like too much. Plus, if you don’t love your current career path, or you do but the demands exceed your energy and ON time, the possibility of changing careers or shifting roles at your age might feel like a pipe dream. But it’s not.
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28 Jan: [Video] YOPD Council: How to Change Careers and/or Find More Meaning on Your Current Path

Receiving a Parkinson’s diagnosis when you’re young is overwhelming enough as it is. Add the need to exercise daily, attend a variety of medical appointments, and focus on your mental health to an already busy work schedule and it can feel like too much. Plus, if you don’t love your current career path, or you do but the demands exceed your energy and ON time, the possibility of changing careers or shifting roles at your age might feel like a pipe dream. But it’s not.
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18 Dec: Mark Your Calendars – YOPD Women Coming Soon

when a woman is diagnosed with YOPD, you can add challenges related to contraception, pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, hormones, body image, aging, and more, to their plate.   During our monthly YOPD Women sessions, we’ll address all of those topics with the help of doctors, specialists, and our YOPD Women Council leaders.