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Young with Parkinson’s

A common misconception about Parkinson’s is that it only affects older people. Although the average age of onset is 65, Parkinson’s can affect adults of any age. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people living with Parkinson’s are of working age. This is known as Young Onset Parkinson’s

Parkinson's

Information about Parkinon's and how it affects people.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that affects people from all walks of life. It is quite common, with approximately 80,000 Australians, including 27,000 Victorians living with Parkinson’s.

A common misconception about Parkinson’s is that it only affects older people. Although the average age of onset is 65, Parkinson’s can affect adults of any age. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people living with Parkinson’s are of working age. This is known as Young Onset Parkinson’s.

Symptoms

Information about the potential symptoms of Parkinson’s and how they can affect a person living with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, which is characterised by both motor (movement) and non-motor symptoms. A full list of symptoms is explained here.

Treatments and Professional Support

Information about medications, surgical options and professional support available for people living with Parkinson’s.

While there is currently not a cure for Parkinson's, there are a range of treatments that can help to manage the day-to-day symptoms.

Living With Parkinson's

Information about how to live well with Parkinson’s.

People living with Parkinson's can continue to live long and rewarding lives. There are many ways to live well including exercising and eating well. Other aspects of living with Parkinson's such as driving, working, relationships, holidays and travel are explained.

Support For You

Information about support services, health education events and neurlogists to assist in making a positive impact in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s.

Support and information can make a significant and positive difference to the lives of people living with Parkinson’s, their family and carers. Parkinson’s Victoria provides a range of support services to assist in managing the condition and improving the quality of life.

Information For You

Personal stories and information about resources and publications in English and other languages, to assist people living with Parkinson’s feel more informed.

Parkinson’s Victoria provides a range of resources and publications that can assist people living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers to feel more informed about the condition. We are also committed to funding research that will provide life quality outcomes for people living with Parkinson’s and ultimately, find a cure.

Research

Information about Parkinson’s research studies and ways to participate, that aim to improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s both today and tomorrow.

Developing a strong Australian research agenda is central to Parkinson’s Victoria’s mission. We are committed to supporting vital research that improves quality of life for people with the condition, and the search for a cure.

How to Get Involved

Information about the many ways that you can get involved with Parkinson’s Victoria and make a difference to people living with Parkinson’s.

There are many ways you can support Parkinson’s Victoria. We have many activities you can take part in, plus opportunities to volunteer. Choose a fun and rewarding activity that will help make a difference to people living with Parkinson’s.

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