Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Webinar Series: Parenting
Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) is generally defined as a diagnosis of Parkinson's before the age of 60. Because of the age of diagnosis, the needs of those with YOPD will differ from those with later-onset Parkinson's. Elaine Book, social worker at Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, joins Parkinson Society BC for this webinar series aimed at addressing some of the specific issues faced by people affected by YOPD.
One of the unique challenges of YOPD is that those diagnosed are often parents to young or adolescent children. In this session, co-facilitated by a YOPD parent, we will discuss how children may be affected by a Parkinson's diagnosis in the family and how parents are able to support their children in this journey.
We encourage participants to bring their questions to each session as there will be time set aside for Q&A and discussion. We welcome all individuals with YOPD to this webinar series as well as their spouses and/or carepartners/caregivers, as they may benefit from learning more about the disease to assist in supporting their loved one.
Registration for this event will close on Monday, November 4.
||Thursday, November 21, 2019
||7:00pm – 8:00pm
||Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Please note: In the "Participant Information" section of this webinar registration form, you will be asked for your "Registrant Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us
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