Young With Parkinson's

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 years Parkinson's can affect adults of any age.

What is Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is a progressive neurological condition that affects people from all walks of life. It is quite common, with approximately 80,000 Australians diagnosed with Parkinson's.

Treatments and Professional Support

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.

Speak with your Specialist for information regarding medications, surgical options and professional support available for people living with Parkinson's.

People with Parkinson's can continue to live long and rewarding lives. There are many ways to live well including exercising and eating well.

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 Tasmania provides a range of support services to assist in managing the condition and improving the quality of life.   There are Parkinson's Specialist Nurses in each region of Tasmania.

Being diagnosed with Parkinson's is a personal experience but no one has to face Parkinson's alone. Support and information can make a significant and positive difference to the lives of those livng with Parkinson's, their families and carers.

If you need to talk to someone call our free confidential information line on: 1800 644 189