Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD)

What is Young Onset Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s symptoms or diagnosis on or before the age of 40 years old.

Services at Northwest Parkinson's Foundation

Connection with Support and Social Groups, Disclosing a diagnosis to your employer, Disability insurance resources, FMLA resources, Job accommodation resources, and more.


Don’t hesitate to reach out to NW Parkinson’s for personalized resource navigation across all areas of life impacted by Parkinson’s.



Dr. Marci Nemhauser

Northwest Parkinson’s social worker


Interested in leading or starting a Young Onset Group in your community?

Let Dr. Marci know and we’ll help you get started and provide support. Groups can take on whatever form you want; active outdoor, active indoor, music, art, book club, you name it. Build comradery and friendships by being a part of a Young Onset Group. Groups can be helpful for your entire family and care team.