COVID-19 Lockdown Took Heavy Toll on Patients, Italian Study Finds

COVID-19 Lockdown Took Heavy Toll on Patients, Italian Study Finds

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COVID-19 Lockdown Took Heavy Toll on Patients, Italian Study Finds

Ten weeks of lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Italy led to a worsening of cognitive, behavioral, and motor symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, particularly those with mild cognitive impairment, a study shows. These findings add to previous reports linking COVID-19-related confinement to significantly poorer sleep in these patients, aggravating disease symptoms and affecting life quality. The work supports the need for putting health strategies in place to limit the damaging effects…

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