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BITS & PIECES - CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS AND PARKINSON’S

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CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS AND PARKINSON’S

“...People with Parkinson’s may seem “off” — not acting like themselves early on after being infected by the coronavirus. They may sleep more than usual or stop eating. They may seem unusually apathetic or confused, losing orientation to their surroundings. They may become dizzy and fall. Sometimes, seniors stop speaking or simply collapse.”

“Underlying chronic illnesses can mask or interfere with signs of infection,” he said. “Some older people, whether from age-related changes or previous neurologic issues such as a stroke or Parkinson’s, may have altered cough reflexes. Others with cognitive impairment may not be able to communicate their symptoms.”

“Recognizing danger signs is important: If early signs of COVID-19 are missed, seniors may deteriorate before getting needed care. And people may go in and out of their homes without adequate protective measures, risking the spread of infection.”                                                     

Kaiser Health News

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Updated: August 16, 2017