Category: alzheimers

Could I have Lewy Body Dementia?: by Dr. De Leon

“ I used to fear that taking medication would change my personality; now i fear that it won’t.” ~David Levy In the last month and a half I have been dealing with (upper respiratory) infection after infection which have really got me thinking about the causes. Plus the severe dysautonomia which I have experienced recently,

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An Overview of Syndromes with Dementia & Parkinson’s – Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis. By Dr. De Leon

There has been much speculation since actor Robin Williams died regarding the circumstances that led to his demise.  Many wonder whether his neurological disease Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) diagnosed only after autopsy triggered his suicide.  One will never know for certain what drove this brilliantly talented man to the edge of desperation putting an end

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Tips to dealing with Apathy : by Dr. De Leon

Scientists announced today that they have discovered a cure for apathy. However, they claim that no one has shown the slightest interest in it.” ~ George Carlin I hear the word apathy tossed around all over the place from different places and people who use this term loosely to imply “lack of interest,” or ‘deep

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Depression in Neurological Diseases like Parkinson’s: By Dr. De Leon

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” Hunter – Patch Adams ( one of the best performances by R. Williams) In the advent of Robin Williams untimely demise, a great deal of spark and conversation has ensued around the topics

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Health & Beauty tip # 23 :Things to know when doing a sleep study By Dr. De Leon

” To Sleep perchance to dream“- William Shakespeare, Hamlet Equipment not working…..wondering from room to room ..finally getting started at close to 2 a.m. Have to repeat!!!what?! Fortunately, second time around a whole lot better…but not happy had to redo…. Sleep study! Wow what an ordeal? I have ordered over a hundred sleep studies in

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Health & Beauty tip # 18: 10 Common Drugs to Worsen Memory! By Dr. De Leon

Since September is known as Alzheimer’s month and the East Texas Chapter of Alzheimer’s along with the participation of the Nacogdoches Pilot Club will be kicking off another walk-a-thon to END Alzheimer’s in just a few weeks…. I thought it might be good idea to discuss some of the commonly prescribed medications that can lead

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Health & Beauty Tip # 14: Art of Caregiving -II By Dr. De Leon

” Throw in a dash of panic, a pinch of fear, add a tablespoon of manipulation, 3 cups of scheming, and a handful of pills”- Charles Swindoll and what do you have? Nothing but Chaos — Now, a few years later since my grandma passed away, ironically, I have now become the patient. I have been diagnosed

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Health & Beauty Tip # 13 : The art of caregiving by Dr. De Leon

“Do  what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a  better place.“- Rosalynn  Carter Today, I am writing about a topic that has gotten me so enraged, I could no longer keep quiet.  Few blogs ago, I started to mention the difficulties navigating a marriage when a

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