Category - Diagnosed with Young PD

Main section – Diagnosed with PD. The three words ‘you have Parkinson’s’ are not the ones anyone wants to hear. For those diagnosed at a younger age, it’s likely to have taken some time even to get to that conclusion. Along the way there may have been tests, lots of well-meaning people reassuring you that you’re too young, possibly an operation or two to fix a ‘frozen shoulder’ and the bizarrely almost right but very wrong ‘it’s all in your head’.

Why YOPD?

On the day Tom Isaacs’ personal battle with Young Onset Parkinson’s came to an end this summer, more than a dozen young Parkies with their own battles to be fought met in the offices of PUK.
Some were supporters of the main Parkinson’s charity in this country, founded the year after Tom’s birth. Others represented their own charities and organisations. Together we were the members of the Younger Parkinson’s Alliance.

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