Hi Mr W,
I was diagnosed nearly 2 years ago at 50. It is a blow and your emotions will be up and down for a while. I have 3 teenage sons and it was hard telling them but they had noticed changes in my movements and slowness. So im sure your immediate family will be aware of something not right.
Firstly, get referred to a pd nurse as they are a wealth of information. Secondly, exercise is so important. Find something you like, stretching and big movements helps.
Lastly, it feels at the moment that life sucks (no wonder!) but try to think of the things you CAN do and not the ones you CAN’T!