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Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD)

YoungCharlene Young, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

Appointments:  217-545-8417
Administrative Office:  217-545-7209



Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders, Essential Tremor, Deep Brain Stimulator Programming and Management, Alzheimer’s Disease and related memory loss

Research Interests

Clinical Evaluation of new drugs for treatment of:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Seizures

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, Mennonite College of Nursing, Bloomington, IL.
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN,FNP-BC)


Charlene Young, NP, is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is involved in treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease, Essential tremor, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.  She has been trained in the management of Deep Brain Stimulators for Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor. She has been involved in numerous clinical trials as a Sub-Investigator for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Essential tremor and Seizure disorders. 

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