In this commentary, Prof Helmich and Prof Bloem focus on several less visible – but also potentially grave – consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for people living with Parkinson's. More specifically, they highlight how the preventive social measures to mitigate the risk of becoming infected have drastically changed the way of life for many affected persons, particularly in respect to:
In addition, the authors highlight and recommend possible solutions – such as, for example, the adoption of new interventions such as web-based exercise programmes – and address how this crisis is already beginning to lead to new initiatives that offer help and support for patients and their near ones.
Read more in Journal of Parkinson's Disease 2020 Apr 03. Vol. 10(2); 351-354