and now i am about 19. I know that Parkinsons is usually something that afflicts older people but not in our case. I love my mom I just wish she would talk to me more about her disease. Lately I have been trying to figure out if the fact that I have gone 3000 miles away from home for school is a good idea in light of her disease. Of course the family is no help, they would never tell me if it was a good or bad idea, but i've definitely gotten a little backlash from family friends. Does anyone have/had a similar situation or any advice. thanks.