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Do only old people get Parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
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In brief: No

Though patkinson's more commonly occurs in the elderly, it can sometimes start in people much younger (eg michael j fox developed pd by his very early 30's).

In brief: No

Though patkinson's more commonly occurs in the elderly, it can sometimes start in people much younger (eg michael j fox developed pd by his very early 30's).
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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In brief: No-age varies widely

Average age of onset is about 58-60 years old.
However, true pd can be seen as early as late 20's to as late as 80-90's. Typically, the younger the age of onset, the more genetically inheritable & severe. The later the onset the less genetically inheritable & mild. Either way, all must be treated promptly by aneurologist with the best modern approach meds to maximize daily function, health & qol!

In brief: No-age varies widely

Average age of onset is about 58-60 years old.
However, true pd can be seen as early as late 20's to as late as 80-90's. Typically, the younger the age of onset, the more genetically inheritable & severe. The later the onset the less genetically inheritable & mild. Either way, all must be treated promptly by aneurologist with the best modern approach meds to maximize daily function, health & qol!
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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