Where you will find information about Young Onset Parkinson's Disease.
My name is Laurel. I am 49 years old and live in Arizona. This website was developed by me; a Young Onset Parkinson’s patient, and is devoted to all of us diagnosed with YOPD.
The primary focus of my website is on Alternative medicine; working with Naturopathic physicians, Nutritional Information, diet and lifestyle. Although I do have information on traditional allopathic treatment, my interests are in finding out more about how we the patient, can do more to help ourselves in the fight against this disease.
This website is a place for you the Young Onset Parkinson’s Patient.
We all share something in common in facing this disease. We want to
know what we; the patient can do to help ourselves cope with the
symptoms and progression of this disease.
I would like this site to
be a place where you can come to seek information from alternative
resources and traditional therapy sources and from others who are
coping with YOPD. I believe we need to seek as much information as
we can to help us cope with Parkinson's disease. And how by becoming
actively involved in your care, you may be able to change the course
of the disease and its effect on your body by using alternative
therapies; including exercise, nutrition & diet, physical therapy, massage
therapy, mind therapy and the power of positive thinking.
Of course, I wondered if this would become my fate...however, I had already made the decision not to use the traditional medicines and had hope that alternative medicine would somehow be my answer for the future.
Like me, many of the attendees were newly diagnosed. They were looking
for answers. Many more had been living with the disease for quite some
time and they too were looking for answers. We all seemed to be
looking for the same thing; we wanted someone to tell us how to get
rid of this disease, or at least, how to better cope with this disease
and give us hope for the future.
I am interested in knowing how you are coping with Parkinson's disease. Have you made the decision to use the traditional medicines, also known as the allopathic way to treat Parkinson's disease, or have you made a conscious choice to use Alternative medicine, or a combination of the two therapies together.
I would like to encourage you to send me your story of YOPD. I am
asking you to send me information about how you have chosen to fight
this disease. I would like to know if the therapy you have chosen is
working for you. Do you feel that you are doing everything possible
to help yourself? Whether you are using the traditional medicines
for Parkinson's or trying Alternative therapies as I am. I would
like to know how they are working for you.
We need to learn as much as we can from each other about this disease.
I urge all of you to visit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center to fill out the Parkinson's disease Registry. The purpose of the registry is to develop a national database for persons with Parkinson's disease. It will be used to facilitate the development of new therapies and healthcare services in order to improve the quality of life for people with PD.