Perceptions of COVID-19 risk among people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Takeaway

  • People with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) seem to be well-educated about the fact they are not at increased of contracting COVID-19 and are managing well with the pandemic.

Why this matters

  • A key aspect of PD care is frequent hospital/ physician visits for evaluation and medication adjustment.

  • There is significant concern that the current COVID-19 pandemic may cause people with PD to forego essential care despite the fact that there is currently no evidence to suggest they are particularly vulnerable to, or badly affected by COVID-19.