Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) Resources
Very often, the emotional, social, physical, and psychological needs of those diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) are different from those diagnosed at an older age. You might be soaring in your career, expecting a baby, raising multiple school-age children at home, and/or getting ready to buy your first house. These are different concerns than the ones who are diagnosed much later in life have. That’s why we want to shine a spotlight on YOPD. We want you to have the education, resources, and support you need to live well with Parkinson’s no matter your age.
Here, you’ll find a collection of our most popular and helpful YOPD resources.
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YOPD Council Series
Our YOPD Council series brings together people diagnosed with young onset Parkinson’s for a monthly discussion on topics that are unique to their experience, including work, parenting, dating, disability, finances, and much more.
A Primer on Young Onset Parkinson’s and What’s Coming Next
Because of the unique challenges of living with YOPD, we want to increase awareness of YOPD, provide resources, and share stories to help people with YOPD live better today. One way is with this blog post, full of information dedicated to all things YOPD.
Explore More YOPD Resources
- Sex, Love, Dating, and Parkinson’s
- Non-Motor Symptoms
- Work, Money, Meaning, and Parkinson’s
- Exercise, Community, and Parkinson’s
- Disability, Insurance, and Parkinson’s
- Mental Health and Parkinson’s
- Medications, Side Effects, and Parkinson’s
- How to Change Careers and/or Find More Meaning on Your Current Path
- Death and Dying
- Downsizing Your Life with YOPD
Or visit the YOPD Council series page to access the complete library.
Connect with an Ambassador
Our Ambassadors connect with individuals and families looking for support and community to help them live well with Parkinson’s. The following Ambassadors are specifically interested in those living with young-onset Parkinson’s (YOPD) and are available to speak with you through email, phone, video conference, and in person.
- Drew Burke
- Gregg Busch
Tucumcari, New Mexico
- Kimerly Coshow
Blue Ridge, Georgia
- Cidney Donahoo
Las Vegas, Nevada
- Kat Hill
- Ken Hill
- Kristi LaMonica
Troy, New York
- Michelle Lane
New Orleans, Louisiana
- Amy Montemarano
- Joe Narciso
New Providence, New Jersey
- Tom Palizzi
- Doug Reid
- Katrina Rochon
- Carol Schram
- Sree Sripathy
San Francisco Bay Area, California
- Bette Willins
Tuxedo, New York
- Sarah Zenner