Is the use of complement alternative Medicine (CAM) a good choice for PD? By Dr. De Leon

I thought that it was important to cover this topic since I read and hear many of you discussing the viability of these alternative treatments. Especially since there is a growing interest in our community to resort to use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This means using health and treatments for maintaining wellness previouslyContinue reading “Is the use of complement alternative Medicine (CAM) a good choice for PD? By Dr. De Leon”

Subtle signs that show you have too much stress in your life: By Dr. De Leon

I have decided that “stress does not go with my outfit. so, I am breaking up with it!” you should do the same….. after all is not the stress that kills us but our reaction to it. I write to deal with my own stress although sometimes I just need time away from everything andContinue reading “Subtle signs that show you have too much stress in your life: By Dr. De Leon”

Intelligent Decision Making: by Dr. De Leon

” I regret less the road not taken than my all fired hurry along the road I took.” Robert Brault Many years ago when I first began this journey with Parkinson’s disease as a young doctor there were very few choices in the treatment of PD. since then there has been an explosion of newContinue reading “Intelligent Decision Making: by Dr. De Leon”

Tips for Good Sleep in PD; by Dr. De Leon

‘A Well Spent Day brings happy sleep.’ We all know that sleep is vital for our health; but how to reconcile this knowledge with how our illnesses make us feel ? There I was last night falling asleep at 10 pm but unable to go to bed as I desired; since I suddenly began experiencingContinue reading “Tips for Good Sleep in PD; by Dr. De Leon”

Treatment for over active bladder in Parkinson’s (revisited) : by Dr. De Leon

    ” Whenever somebody tells me, you go girl! I generally have to!” -unknown As I mentioned before in a previous blog Parkinson’s patients as do patients that have various parkinsonian syndromes like MSA ( multi system atrophy) can have varying degrees of bladder issues ranging from increase urgency,frequency to outright incontinence!  Having bladder […]

Dealing with end stage Parkinson’s disease- the long goodbye: By Dr. De Leon

“..Before the prospect of living less than everyone else, I have decided to live faster, more fully…” Alexander Dumas – la dame aux Camilles   Lately, I have been thinking about this subject quite a bit especially since one of my dearest friends has been diagnosed with terminal disease. For the first time this inContinue reading “Dealing with end stage Parkinson’s disease- the long goodbye: By Dr. De Leon”

Anxiety in PD: by Dr. De Leon

cation ” anti-anxiety pills, I would take them but I am afraid …” Anxiety also thought of as excessive worrying is something that I have had lots of experience in dealing with as a physician and caregiver but until my medications were reduced after last hospitalization, I myself had never felt this way. I amContinue reading “Anxiety in PD: by Dr. De Leon”

Happy New Year-2017! By Dr. De Leon

With this in mind, I am aiming for the stars. But, first I want to thank all (you) my readers for almost 6 years of wonderful communication, interaction and allowing me to come into your homes. I think this will be our best year yet. I hope that you will continue to share with me in thisContinue reading “Happy New Year-2017! By Dr. De Leon”