Young Onset Parkinsons

Welcome to the YOPD (Young Onset Parkinson’s) area of our website for anyone living with or affected with Parkinson’s Disease under the age of 50.



Welcome to the Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease area of our website. Our aim is to engage with, educate and inspire those living with YOPD, help them to benefit from the services we offer and ultimately improve their day to day living.

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) is the term generally given to those who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s when under the age of 50. About 10-20% of people with Parkinson’s experience symptoms under this age, and whilst the symptoms and treatments are the same as those who develop the disease later in life, there are important challenges unique to those living with YOPD. Work and family are generally the focus of the majority of those living with YOPD which in turn presents a host of questions, concerns and worries for them and their families.

Through a series of monthly webinars with different topics each month we hope to provide a safe space for those living with YOPD to come together, share their stories, gain advice and support from those in a similar position to themselves and learn from our special guests who will be providing a wealth of knowledge in areas such as nutrition, exercise, complementary therapies, mental health, employment, family life, children and much more.

We will also be providing a series of podcasts from those living with YOPD, who will be sharing their stories including any tips or guidance they may have and be able to help others. Talking and sharing plays an important part in helping to slow down the condition and ultimately find a cure.


Parkinson’s Care and Support UK is the only UK charity which focuses on Integrative and Complementary Therapies, Holistic Health, Wellness and Care to improve life with Parkinson’s and to help people to live better for longer.

Parkinson’s Care and Support UK are proactive about health. We are driven by positivity and by understanding that we can improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Our work directly improves the quality of life of people affected by Parkinson’s today, not tomorrow. We do not believe in simply masking symptoms with medications. We believe that in order to live your best life to the fullest, a multifaceted approach is needed and therefore a holistic healthcare plan should be in place for every person with Parkinson’s from diagnosis to end of life.

We provide a wide range of free services including:

  • Respite Care
  • Visiting Care
  • Parkinson’s Specific Exercise Classes
  • Home based Neurological Physiotherapy
  • Home based Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language, Singing and Micrographia Therapy
  • The Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub, providing Parkinson’s CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Parkinson’s ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), End of Life and Bereavement Support Line and a Befriending and Companionship Network
  • Training
  • Information and advice on Diet and Nutrition, Exercise, Mental Health Support, Integrative and Complementary Therapies and much more
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