YOPD

YOPD Speakers

09 May: Join Us for The Victory Summit® Virtual Event: YOPD

Registration is open for The Victory Summit® Virtual Event: YOPD, designed especially for people with young onset Parkinson's disease. Very often, the emotional, social, physical, and psychological needs of those diagnosed with YOPD are different from those diagnosed at an older age. 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. During this event designed specifically for people with YOPD, you will learn from and interact with Parkinson’s experts and people living with YOPD on a wide range of topics that are unique to your situation. From the biology and etiology of YOPD to treatments, reinvention, exercise, and more, you’ll leave with a concrete plan on how to live well with Parkinson’s for many years to come.
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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.
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23 Nov: [Webinar Recording] YOPD Council: Mental Health and Parkinson’s

Approximately 50-60% of people living with Parkinson’s experience varying levels of depression and anxiety, and nearly all deal with loss. During this YOPD Council session, the eight members of our Council discussed how they have dealt with depression and anxiety; strategies that have worked and those that haven’t to get into a better headspace; tools for managing feelings of loss, how to communicate issues of mental health to friends, family, and care teams; how to manage anticipatory grief in yourself and others; and more.