El cambio de papeles- Dra. De Leon

Al continuar la campaña de #EndParkinsons ( #terminemos con él Parkinson) este mes de abril reconocido como el mes de hacer conciencia por la enfermedad que afecta casi 10 millones de habitantes al rededor del mundo no debemos olvidarnos de aquellos que dan de su servicio y amor incondicional para cuidarnos. No cabe duda queContinue reading “El cambio de papeles- Dra. De Leon”

When Roles Change-By Dr. De Leon

As we continue to raise awareness for the nearly 10 million people suffering from Parkinson’s disease worldwide, we must not forget the unsung heroes who stand by our side day in and day out. There is no doubt that caring for a Parkinson’s person takes an entire village… The care partner who maybe a friend,Continue reading “When Roles Change-By Dr. De Leon”

Make the most out of your health team: by Dr. De Leon

As we continue to raise awareness for Parkinson’s and work together to #EndParkinsons, there are a few things I like to talk about. First, in order to have the best outcome with lower disability while living with PD is having a team of health professional to help guide you. The quaterback should be your neurologistContinue reading “Make the most out of your health team: by Dr. De Leon”

The perils of traveling when you have PD:by Dr. De Leon

As I have been traveling to promote my book and women in Parkinson’s issues, I am reminded of some of the perils of traveling which can make anyone a bit discombobulated but for those of us who suffer from a chronic illness like PD it can really throw us for a loop. I absolutely love travelingContinue reading “The perils of traveling when you have PD:by Dr. De Leon”

Tips for dealing with Chronic Pain: by Dr. De Leon

  As I have spent the last week or so dealing with one type of pain or another I thought it might be worthy to go over the different types of pain people with Parkinson’s disease can experience and discuss some of the ways we can treat such pains while maintaining a full life. LivingContinue reading “Tips for dealing with Chronic Pain: by Dr. De Leon”

An Overview of Common Skin & Wound Challenges Encountered In Parkinson’s Disease:By Dr. De Leon

Parkinson’s affects our insides and outsides and although commonly labeled as a movement disorder it has many more non -motor manifestations which can wreak havoc in our daily life’s . Some are cumbersome and embarrassing while others can be downright difficult to bear and live with. Since dopamine, the major neurotransmitter involved in PD aboundsContinue reading “An Overview of Common Skin & Wound Challenges Encountered In Parkinson’s Disease:By Dr. De Leon”

Go Red: A must for women with PD: By Dr. De Leon

“Follow your heart but take your brain along.”   February is not only the month of love but is also more importantly the month in which we bring awareness to the 2 most important organs we have -our BRAIN & our HEART. Brain & heart health are extremely important for all but particularly for womenContinue reading “Go Red: A must for women with PD: By Dr. De Leon”

When Is a Tremor a Sign of Parkinson’s Disease?: By Dr. De Leon

Are you often asked by others, if you are nervous or cold? Do you frequently hide your hands in your pockets when you walk to avoid stares from onlookers ? When you are out in public  do feel all eyes are on you and makes you shake more? So you stick your hand(s) in your pocket asContinue reading “When Is a Tremor a Sign of Parkinson’s Disease?: By Dr. De Leon”

Signs that your body is in trouble – especially in midst of living with PD: By Dr. De Leon

There are many subtle ways that our bodies tell us that something is not right. The body is a perfect organism always in balance. Have you suddenly had a craving for something sweet, sour or salty? I have – and is not just pregnant women that have cravings. Funny thing when I was pregnant IContinue reading “Signs that your body is in trouble – especially in midst of living with PD: By Dr. De Leon”