Navigating Parkinson's Together

Welcome to Spotlight YOPD, a charity dedicated to providing resources and support for individuals newly diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's disease.

Our mission is to empower you on your journey and help you navigate the challenges of living with Parkinson's. We understand that receiving a diagnosis can be overwhelming, but you're not alone. We're here to provide information, guidance, and a community of support to help you live your best life with Parkinson's.

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You're not alone - join our community

Being newly diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease can be overwhelming. At Spotlight YOPD, we want to assure you that you are not alone. Our community is here to provide support, resources, and a sense of belonging.

Find support

Connect with others who understand your journey and share experiences.

Get involved

Join our events, fundraisers, and initiatives to make a difference in the YOPD community.

What now?

We're with you

Being newly diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease can be overwhelming. Spotlight YOPD is here to help you navigate this journey.

Access our resources

Spotlight YOPD offers a range of resources and support services to help you manage your Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. From educational materials to support groups, we're here for you every step of the way.

Find community & connection

Connecting with others who are going through a similar experience can provide immense comfort and support. Join our community and connect with fellow individuals living with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease.

FAQs

Find answers to common questions and get immediate guidance.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement and can cause tremors, stiffness, and difficulty with balance and coordination.

Common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia (slowness of movement), and postural instability.

Currently there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease. However, there are treatments available to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

Parkinson’s disease is typically diagnosed based on medical history, physical examination, and the presence of characteristic symptoms. Additional tests, such as brain imaging or blood tests, may be done to rule out other conditions.

There is currently no known way to prevent Parkinson’s disease. However, certain lifestyle factors, such as regular exercise and a healthy diet, may help reduce the risk.
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