Did You Know?
Approximately 1 out of 20 people diagnosed with Parkinson's are under the age of 40. It is estimated that at least 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson's disease. Men are slightly more likely to develop the disease than women, and approximately 100,000 new cases are diagnosed each ear. Because most people who get Parkinson's disease are over the age of 60, it has been (and continues to be) thought of as an "older person's" disease. Yet a very large percentage are under the age of 50, and about half of those are diagnosed before age 40. Because of this, the disease is often overlooked in younger people, leaving many to go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for extended periods of time.
Parkinson's Resource Organization helps by providing
- emotional and educational support group meetings throughout Southern California. See Groups for futher information.
- a monthly newsletter Newsworthy Notes, an eight page robust, current information source. See Newsletter.
- educational symposia. See A Guided Journey On The Road To The Cure
- community outreach and participates in health fairs.
- a virtual, vetted, video-driven, resource directory. See The Wellness Village.
- a place where people can address their concerns and issues. 877-775-4111