Young Onset Parkinson's Disease
married2pd is an independent, informational resource for the Young Onset Parkinson's disease (YOPD) community. Here we share experiences, insights, education, and support for those living with YOPD. When your family is given a diagnosis of YOPD, many of us embark on a journey of gathering information and finding others to relate to. This is often overwhelming and truthfully, discouraging, as it is so difficult to find others walking the same path through a devastating diagnosis, building a career, and parenting.
There are 1,000,000 people in the U.S. living with PD and 10,000,000 worldwide. 4% of that population have been diagnosed under the age of 50, therefore are considered part of the YOPD population.
YOPD care partners are in a special subset of this illness. We want to do everything we possibly can to help our spouse or partner navigate this chronic illness with dignity and determination. If you are a care partner looking for support and relatability, you are in the right place. YOPD care partners are often so busy that they don't seek out the help or community they need and when they do, there isn't one. married2pd was created specifically for care partners so we can be more confident at building a solid marriage, parenting, and intimacy.
Thank you for finding married2pd and for visiting. We hope you come back often as we add new things here all the time!
married2pd FACEBOOK GROUP
Join us in our private Facebook group where we discuss relevant topics, ask important questions, or look for support when you're having a tough time. Let's be honest, who isn't?
This is where you should start if you want to be part of a community for YOPD wives and committed partners. There is truly nothing else like it out there.
Join, read about what others are going through, post regularly, or chime in when pertinent. There are no participation requirements and the only criteria is that you have a husband with YOPD (check).
"I’m new to this group and am glad to find a place where most of us can probably relate more to each other than to most the other people in our lives."
~Anonymous, Facebook group member
Not on Facebook? No problem.
You can also Join our Online Support Group right here!
We just ask you answer a few short questions to make sure it's the right fit for you.
We meet periodically via videoconferencing to listen to each other's stories, share experiences, and be understood without explanation. This group is for wives and committed partners of people with Young Onset Parkinson's disease as a safe space from the pressures of regular life to share experiences, advice, or talk about the ups and downs of marriage and mothering while supporting your husband or partner with PD.
Please sign up below to receive details for our next meeting!