Do you wish there was more help support groups for YOPD sufferers?
I would like a support group for YOPD ages 20 -45 years old
That is why a forum such as this is so important. I know where I am from I am one of ,if not the youngest person with PD I know of.I tried the regular support groups, and they were great but I still felt out of place.i am very thankful for forums like this so maybe just maybe some of us won't feel so alone.
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Also....another note....I have found with my husband that the isolation does not help him. Isolation breeds into depression, self pity and loneliness. Getting out and seeing people- talking and connecting....no matter what the age- helps and encourages him ! We have learned in our lives and still learn that there is always somebody in a worse situation. We also look for opportunities to encourage others in spite of our challenges. Attitude is everything. :)
We just started going to a Parkinson's social group and I think it is great for my husband who has Parkinson's. He is not as young as you. He is 56. However there are people much older....in their late 70's who are much more active than Rick !! It is actually shocking and very encouraging !!
My advice- if you can't find a group for your age group or aren't able to start a group- why not join an existing group ??? Yes, the people may be older but trust me.....it can be encouraging to hear their stories and how they are doing well and having great positive attitudes in spite of their challenges.
Going to an existing group may help until you find some connections within your age group. All the best !