What is young-onset Parkinson's

Hi folks

I am 56 and diagnosed this year with ‘probably Parkinson’s - probable enough to change my driving licence :roll_eyes:’. Does that make too old for ‘young PD’ conversations’ - new to the forum and just trying to navigate my way around. Perhaps there is some formal definition? Happy for some pointers, and thoughts welcome…

With my best wishes

Hi James! Welcome to the forums. You’ll be happy to know it’s a welcoming and informative place with lots of lovely people. Feel free to look through our website at Parkinsons.UK while you’re checking out the forums, and enjoy getting to know us!

Best wishes,
Moderation Team

My husband was diagnosed this year at 43 with young onset parkinson’s. Not 100% sure but I think it’s 50 or below. Horrible disease at any age. Keep positive and don’t let it change your life. You can adapt. Hopefully you are feeling well.

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