Parkinson’s and Me – Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism

Parkinson’s and Me – Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism

Welcome to Parkinson’s and Me – Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism podcast.

Those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease experience crushing anxiety and overwhelming depression. This does not include the unrelenting progression that affects the way we move and think. There isn’t a cure and individuals are forced to wait as the progression takes over. Hope can be difficult to find.

This Parkinson’s podcast follows a man who was diagnosed with P.D. in his early forties. Listen as Daniel reinvents his life while celebrating the victories and is learning from the defeats. This podcast “strikes a healthy balance between the path of idealistic optimism and frightening pessimism”.

Daniel speaks with the leader of his Young Onset Support Group, Barbara Mooney. Barbara is the American Parkinson's Disease Association's Georgia Chapter Coordinator. She brings her experience to highlight the importance of joining a support group. Topics that are covered include: 1. Determining some of the greatest struggles for those with Parkinson's. 2. Differences between a YOPD focused group and those that are older. 3. Support for those diagnosed whose family may not support the person or a spouse that may have left. 4. Support for care partners whose spouse may have shut down. 5. Ways to get involved in a local support group. 6. Resources for those wanting to learn more about Parkinson's disease and how to live the best life possible. Tap or click to learn more about the American Parkinson's Disease Association. Add your experience and suggestions to the conversation for this Parkinson's podcast. If you would like to leave Daniel a voice message and you live in the U.S. call 1-706-873-1656. Email us at or visit our site — Send in a voice message:
  1. 2.10 The Importance of Support
  2. 2.9 Trek to Mindfulness
  3. 2.8 The Spree of '83
  4. 2.7 Makes Me Who I Am
  5. 2.6 Letter To The Care Partner

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