Young onset Parkinson's best practice statement

This statement summarises available evidence and expert recommendations for health professionals working with people with young onset Parkinson's.

Last reviewed
Resource type
  • Publications
Profession
  • All professions
  • Care manager
  • Care worker
  • Dietitian
  • Doctor (Geriatrician)
  • Doctor (GP)
  • Doctor (Neurologist)
  • Doctor (Other)
  • GP
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Nurse (other)
  • Nurse (Parkinson's nurse)
  • Occupational therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Social care assessor
  • Social worker
  • Speech and language therapist
Stage
  • Complex
  • Diagnosis
  • End of life
  • Maintenance

This statement is aimed at all professionals involved in the diagnosis, management and care of patients with young onset Parkinson's.

It has been developed through consultation with expert clinicians with an interest in young onset Parkinson's and members of the Younger Parkinson's Alliance, and aims to support them to achieve the best possible quality of life.

Topics covered by the statement:

  • Challenges of diagnosis
  • Other possible diagnoses
  • Managing the condition
  • Mental health
  • Relationships, friends and family
  • Pregnancy
  • Work, finances, driving and legal
  • Research

Young-onset Parkinson's best practice guide (PDF, 305KB)