Welcome to the Parkinson's uk Forum.May I say, you have the right approach to taking on this illness. But it is not necessary terminal .Parkinson's is not contagious.Also ,only in small sastistics inherited.I am 62,diagnosed when I was 53.I am still very much active doing voluntary work for my branch as well as head office, doing site visits. My advice, from personal experience is take your medication on time.Lead a active life that you can manage. Discuss,learn and advise with other people about your slowly progressing illness.Remember,that new treatments and medications are being found to make life easier at a faster rate with computerised equipment collecting newly found data.That light at the
end of the tunnel is getting closer.