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What is the difference between young-onset Parkinson's disease and older onset Parkinson's disease?

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People who get Parkinson’s before age 50 face have much the same disease as those who get it much later. Usually, those with young-onset Parkinson’s usually have fewer other health problems, and their disease worsens much more slowly than in older people. They also tend to have fewer problems like memory loss, confusion, and balance problems. At the same time, they often have more movement problems than older people with Parkinson’s from taking levodopa, a widely-prescribed drug.

From: An Overview of Parkinson's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

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Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Parkinson's disease."

We Move: "Parkinson's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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