Category: dementia

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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Apathy: How to Combat: By Dr. De Leon

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all- the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller It has been a few weeks since I have written. Why? Pure apathy or is it indifference! In our vocabulary we tend to use the words apathy,

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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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The Conundrum of PD: Are Memory Problems due to Disease, Medications or Both?: By Dr. De Leon

The Conundrum of PD: Are Memory Problems due to Disease, Medications or Both?: By Dr. De Leon.

Visual Hallucinations in PD: What do they look like? by Dr. De Leon

Someone asked not long ago if Parkinson’s hallucinations had a particular pattern or flavoring to them? The truth is that there are common trends seen in PD patients who experience hallucinations. First, a hallucination is a strong perception of something that is not real or does not exist. Any and all of the senses can

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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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