Neurological Alliance Survey on Covid-19

People with neurological conditions and family carers are being severely impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown, according to the findings of a recent survey carried out by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland, the national umbrella of neurological charities. 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. Polio survivors who wished to, were invited to take part in this survey.