Ep 3: What is Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease Podcast

Ep 3: What is Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease?

September 6, 2022

Ep 3: What is Young-Onset Parkinson’s Disease?

Does Parkinson’s only affect older people?


A common misconception is that Parkinson’s disease only affects people in the later stages of life, but that isn’t always the case.


Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease refers to people who are diagnosed much earlier, sometimes in their 20’s or 30’s.


In this episode, we hear from three people who are living with Young-Onset Parkinon’s disease about their experiences, and the impact on and adjustments to their careers, health decisions and family life after diagnosis.


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This episode is made possible with support from Altoida.


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