Parkinson’s Disease can affect anyone. Even children are not immune from this slowly degenerative nerve disorder located in the brain. Five stages have been documented to show how Parkinson’s Disease progresses. Early warning signs can help in the detection of this disorder so you can receive treatment as soon as possible. Though a cure has not been found, medication is available to slow the progression as well as address the symptoms.
Young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) symptoms are strikingly similar to the adult version. The youngest child diagnosed is age two, but it is considered YOPD that affects anyone under the age of 50. Many times the disease starting this young is transferred by heredity. Children diagnosed with YOPD go on to attend college, marry, have children, and a career.