Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

YOPD Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease with Dr Rodolfo Savica

In this Live Well Today Webinar, Dr. Savica discusses the biological and social differences of YOPD (young onset Parkinson’s), treatments for YOPD, the challenges of diagnosing YOPD, and more.

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0:00 – Introduction
2:22 – A Research Article Discussing “Early” Versus “Young” Onset Parkinson’s
13:16 – Typical Age for Young/Early Onset Parkinson’s
19:37 – Treatment Differences for YOPD
23:10 – Diagnosing Young/Early Onset Parkinson’s
27:50 – Young Onset Parkinson’s and DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation)
32:50 – Difference in Progression Between Early Onset and Late Onset Parkinson’s
36:32 – Difference in Women with Early Onset Versus Later Onset Parkinson’s
43:52 – Exercising with YOPD
49:48 – Dementia and Cognitive Decline – Young Onset Versus Late Onset


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4 thoughts on “YOPD Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease with Dr Rodolfo Savica
  1. I'm 44 male pharmacist diagnosed more than 3 years ago the symptoms are fluctuating even there's a period of time I stopped the medication and there was no different there's no family history doctor said I can take advantage from DBS because the symptoms are unilateral in my right side of my body

  2. Wow, just amazing. I love the fact that you don’t have a hard cut off at 50. I was diagnosed last year at 55 and had a slight tremor (ie when cold) for quite a long time. I used to be very active until a progressively worsening hip impingement stopped my. It was replaced a few weeks before diagnosis and now I am enjoying boxing and dancing in groups for regular people. You are so right when you say we should participate in groups relevant to our age. Many people in my classes have no idea I have the disease and at the moment the hip recovery is the biggest thing holding me back.
    It’s so good to have a scientific explanation for youngish onset vs later onset. I definitely feel more in the younger group. We definitely need more education for practitioner because being treated as if you are 75+ is not helpful when you have so much of your life left to live.
    I am incredibly interested in your work on women. Being at that age I have just started taking HRT. It is a combined patch. Would love to be pointed towards some literature that I can pass onto my gp.
    On hormones, I had very wonky periods leading to huge mood swings. I noticed that during my periods my coordination was off (very noticeable in paragliding). I wonder if this could be a predictor for the development of Parkinson’s in women.
    Thank you again for providing so much insight into these two areas. From starting the day a bit low, I now have tremendous hope.

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