Arguably the most critical issues facing those with young onset Parkinson's disease relate to work and financial security. While there are many other aspects of living with Parkinson’s you should know about, earning a livelihood is a fundamental need.
You may wonder how the disease will impact your career, what benefits are available and if and when you should tell your employer about your diagnosis.
Many people with early onset Parkinson's disease are able to continue working for years after diagnosis, however knowing your options and planning ahead is important.
When and how you tell your employer about your diagnosis is a very personal decision. Consider your needs and your employer's and find out what is legally required of employers when it comes to accommodating your abilities.