4 Common Causes of Bladder Problems in Parkinson’s Patients : By Dr. De Leon

“Gotta go! Gotta Go!” I am sure all of you have seen or heard of this commercial. Unfortunately, for many of us living with PD this is more than a jingle….. IT IS A REALITY! Every time you step into new place you have to scope it out to know where the nearest restroom isContinue reading “4 Common Causes of Bladder Problems in Parkinson’s Patients : By Dr. De Leon”

Tips on How to Maintain Dental Care & Oral Hygiene In Parkinson’s Patients: By Dr. De Leon

“Be true to your teeth, or they will be false for you.” Soupy sales It is true that Parkinson’s in rare instances has been diagnosed by very astute dentists who saw tale tell signs and referred them to a specialist who confirmed diagnosis but this is the exception rather than the rule. So, it isContinue reading “Tips on How to Maintain Dental Care & Oral Hygiene In Parkinson’s Patients: By Dr. De Leon”

Parkinsonism & tremors in Pregnancy: By Dr. De Leon

Just the other day, I wrote about the gender differences in Parkinson’s ….and today I open my mail and I get a whole journal about gender issues particularly that of neurology of pregnancy of various diseases which covered some of the movement disorders. As I wrote previously, not a lot is known about pregnancy andContinue reading “Parkinsonism & tremors in Pregnancy: By Dr. De Leon”

Trouble Performing Tasks Since PD Came Into Your Life? By Dr. De Leon

I sure have…. Most Frustrating thing for me was to discover that after being the QUEEN of MULTITASKING, I now was having trouble even carrying two things at once. When, before NOT once did I need a calendar because I could keep everything in my head now even when I wrote things down I hadContinue reading “Trouble Performing Tasks Since PD Came Into Your Life? By Dr. De Leon”

Revisiting isolation an often overlooked topic in Parkinson’s : by Dr. De Leon

A month ago, I read that as the new year rung in several Parkinson’s patients chose to take their own life. I can only imagine the devastation one must feel to decide to go through with something like this….I was extremely saddened by these events ….wondering where the friends and family were and at whatContinue reading “Revisiting isolation an often overlooked topic in Parkinson’s : by Dr. De Leon”

Raising children in the midst of Parkinson’s disease By Dr. De Leon

I have often said that being a neurologist was infinitesimally much easier than raising kids. Even in the toughest crises of life and death situations, I often felt much more at ease dealing with some of the complex issues of medicine /neurology than being a mom. After all, I spent 12 years training to becomeContinue reading “Raising children in the midst of Parkinson’s disease By Dr. De Leon”

Los Consejos de Belleza y Salud #2 : ¡ Pintate los labios y demuéstrale al Parkinson’s quien es jefe! Por Dra. De León

Al terminar un año más, quiero hacer inca pies a algo muy importante, personal y apegado al corazón como mujer, madre, paciente, doctora y activista del Parkinson al igual que sobreviviente de cáncer -¡ EL PODER FEMENINO! Al principio del año empece este blog a escribir como manera de sobrellevar la carga de la enfermedadContinue reading “Los Consejos de Belleza y Salud #2 : ¡ Pintate los labios y demuéstrale al Parkinson’s quien es jefe! Por Dra. De León”

Health & Beauty tip # 30 : Put on some lipstick & show Parkinson’s who’s Boss? By Dr. De Leon

As we draw near to another years end, I want to write about something near and dear to me as a woman, mother, cancer survivor, Parkinson patient/ doctor and advocate! Female power! I began this blog, as away of coping with this illness and also as a way to show women everywhere who struggle withContinue reading “Health & Beauty tip # 30 : Put on some lipstick & show Parkinson’s who’s Boss? By Dr. De Leon”

Health & Beauty tip #28: The TRUTH behind DBS ( Deep Brain Stimulation) by Dr. De Leon

As a neurologist, I had the privilege of training at a time when surgical techniques like palidotomies, thalimotomies were in full swing as a means to control unwanted side effects ( dyskinesias) of levodopa treatment in parkinson’s patients. The advent of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) revolutionized the care of Parkinson’s disease patients offering hope andContinue reading “Health & Beauty tip #28: The TRUTH behind DBS ( Deep Brain Stimulation) by Dr. De Leon”