YOPD patients benefit from understanding the concept of "therapeutic window" of levodopa as soon as it is initiated.
Carefully planned and executed exercise and other rehabilitative therapies for YOPD patients are essential (Comella, Stebbins, Brown-Toms, & Goetz, 1994).
Patients with YOPD should understand the implications of the disease and motor complications on their employment.
YOPD patients may benefit from surgical options (Tornquist, 2001).
Patients with YOPD are at increased risk for poor nutrition, as well as constipation, because of decreased gastrointestinal motility (Nutt & Carter, 1990).
The disability caused by YOPD renders many patients unable to work, limiting the availability of medical insurance plans that cover expensive, newer medications.