Under 30 and living with Parkinson's - real life stories
Most people who get Parkinson's are
aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too. One in 20 is
under the age of 40.
People who have been diagnosed or developed symptoms of
Parkinson's in their 20s share their experiences.
Andrea describes the impact of being diagnosed with Parkinson's
at 34, after experiencing symptoms since the age of 21.
John was diagnosed with Parkinson's when he was 22. He tells us
how it changed his life and how music, humour and supporting others
helps him stay positive.
Neurologists did not think Parkinson's could be the cause of
Nicky's symptoms as they thought she was too young. Eventually she
was diagnosed at the age of 29, given the right medication and was
able to think about her future.
Living with Parkinson's
Our How Parkinson's progresses
section looks at how the symptoms of Parkinson's begin and how
they can change over time as the condition develops.