Category: chronic illness

Changes in daily life in order to cope best can be tall tell signs of how well controlled is our Parkinson’s. Part I: By Maria De Leon

There are a few things that I have learned over the years living with and treating patients with Parkinson’s disease which are bigger predictors of prognosis and over all well –being, in my opinion. We as physicians tend to ask general questions that often times elicit a ‘yes/ no’ answer but does not give insight

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Unraveling the Mystery Surrounding Failed Diagnosis & Treatment of Non- motor Parkinson’s Symptoms By Maria De León

“However, difficult life may seem, there is ALWAYS something you can DO & Succeed at.” Stephen Hawking I know that many people, including myself, often can get extremely frustrated with ourselves not only for having to deal with a myriad of symptoms which often times wreak havoc in our lives; but at times we feel

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Best treatment options for PD during an exacerbation of Inflammatory Bowel disease (IBS): By Dr. De Leon

As I have been dealing with severe Gi complications from both PD and history of ulcerative colitis, I thought I would cover this topic today on how to manage living with both illnesses. Not an easy task I assure you. As you may know, people with inflammatory bowel disease are at higher risk of having

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End of life choices in Parkinson’s : bridging the disparity across cultures : by Dr. De León

No where is being able to navigate living with a chronic progressive neurological disease more Important than in the ethnic communities. We as Latinos are far behind in not only getting prompt diagnosis and correct treatment due to financial, linguistic and cultural barriers but even when there is appropriate care, nearing the end of life

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Quality of life considerations for Parkinson’s patients by Dr. De Leon

Life is all about quality Not quantity! My husband’s first words to me upon arriving home this evening ‘was were you able to go see doctor?’ Before I had a chance to utter a word, he responded: ‘you canceled again did you not?’ I nodded, yes. ‘I was afraid of that. I was thinking all

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Parkinson’s through time: by Dr. De León

“LIFE GOES ON…” Hello my friends!  Happy Valentine’s Day to all my friends around the world! As always, I appreciate each and everyone of you and thank you all for allowing me to be part of your PD journey either as a person with disease, caregiver, friend, spouse, partner, child, grandchild. These last few weeks,

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3 Tips to Making the Most of the New Year: By Maria De Leon

As we stand on the brink of a new year, is only human to want to find comfort in the past. However, we must remember that life is a constant cycle of seasons. If we want to be happy, we must learn to embrace the changes having PD brings into our lives such as a

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Anger in Parkinson’s Disease? myth, reality or cop- out? By Dr. De Leon

” Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which is stored than to that into which is poured…”   I thought I would write today about a very sensitive topic for all of us especially for me as of late. it seems that my docile, kind, friendly disposition has

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Update on the Role Technology Plays in PD: By Dr. De Leon

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 200 years after Parkinson’s symposium hosted by HAPS. the staff did a superb job with nearly 400 attendants and a line of extraordinary speakers. Over the next few blogs i will discuss some of the salient points that were brought up at this meeting. one

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