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Patients with Parkinson's Disease Face Unique 'Hidden Sorrows' Related to the COVID-19

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While much attention has focused on the potential for severe respiratory complications and unfavorable outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic among patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), the impact extends beyond these threats. Social distancing requires flexible adaptation to new circumstances, resilience, and a reduction in physical activities, which may be more difficult for patients with PD.

Writing in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, Rick C. Helmich, MD, Ph.D., and Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, Ph.D., both of the Radboud University Medical Centre; Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior; Department of Neurology; Center of Expertise for ...