Statistically, Parkinson's most commonly occurs in older people, but about ten percent of those newly diagnosed are younger than fifty. These younger individuals often have needs and concerns that are different from those of older patients.
If you suspect you may have (or have been diagnosed with Parkinson's at a younger age, the links on this page are intended to serve (in addition to all the other information in this website) as a place to begin your search for information and resources with which to better understand and control this change in your life.
The Parkinson's Association of San Diego holds monthly Young Onset Support Group meetings every third Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 8555 Aero Drive, Suite 308, San Diego. Call Ms. Karen Jensen at 1-858-273-6763 for more information.