July 2020: COVID - 19 Survey Findings: The Impact on People with Neurological Conditions and Family Carers

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People with neurological conditions and family carers are being severely impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown, according to the findings of our 2020 survey.

Based on responses from over six hundred people nationwide, the survey findings reveal that over a quarter of people are experiencing significant challenges in accessing ongoing care due to the cancellation of appointments and the difficulty of scheduling routine treatments. One third of patients reported a significant impact on family life and relationships and on emotional wellbeing rising to over half of family carers who outlined their struggles to cope on their own without help from family members or respite and other services.

The full survey findings can be found HERE