YOPD Glossary

Man at home leaning on a table with a plant on it

Here’s an explanation of some of the terms you’ll hear used around young onset Parkinson’s, plus insights from Sarah Tilley Sykes who has YOPD.

Fate, hope and a YOPD charity

Being diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) – also referred to as Early Onset Parkinson’s (EOPD) can take time to process. Read this first.

World Parkinson Congress 2023

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] The fifth World Parkinson Congress was held in Kyoto, Japan. The congress welcomed 2,777 delegates from 60 countries. Plans are now underway for the 6th World Parkinson Congress to be held in Barcelona, Spain from July 4-7, 2023. Join us in July 2023 at the WPC 2023 to help us make history, once […]

Be an Advocate

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We love a Snowball at Spotlight Central. The editor is a child of the ’70s and has been known to knock back a snowball or two when she’s run out of Babycham. [Advocate not advocaat – Ed]. Ahem… Would you be interested in telling your story? Everyone living with YOPD – whether a PWP or […]

Our Partners & Alliances

Spotlight YOPD branded T-Shirt saying "YOPD-KO on the ropes but fighting back"

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Newly Diagnosed? Dont Panic!


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 reach 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 […]

Turning The Spotlight On Our Cause

Spotlight YOPD is a UK-based charity with the ultimate goal of supporting patients with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD), raising the profile and mobilising research into YOPD.