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When do most people get Parkinson’s disease?

Nader Pouratian, MD
Neurosurgery
The mean age of onset for Parkinson’s disease is around 60. We do see a handful of patients who have onset of disease before the age of 50, which we call young onset and juvenile onset. Below the age of 18 is extremely rare. We rarely see that scenario.
Parkinson's disease more often happens in people age 60 and older, although younger people can develop it too. It is more common in men than in women. About 1% to 2% percent of people over age 65 have Parkinson's, and it affects about 3% of people older than age 85.

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