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”
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”~ Pablo Picasso One of the hot topics to be covered next week at world Parkinson’s congress 2016 at Portland Oregon is that of dealing with motor fluctuations. I am very sad that I won’t be able to meet so manyContinue reading “Dealing with off Periods: HOT Topic @WPC 2016 -By Dr. De Leon”
“We of the craft are all crazy. Some affected by gaiety others by melancholy but all are more or less touched.” ~Lord Byron As you all know, I have had some major health issues setbacks lately which have curtailed my involvement in various activities including my bi-monthly blog writings. Main reason for this has beenContinue reading “The Importance of Dopamine in Creative Expression: By Dr. De Leon”
“The Trick Is To Keep Breathing ” …because as long we are breathing we can start again! a friend asked if I could talk about nocturnal breathing problems with PD. I will try to discuss the causes and treatments here. As a trained Parkinson’s Doctor, I am still amazed by the enormity of symptomsContinue reading “Breathing problems & PD: 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”
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 ‘deepContinue reading “Tips to dealing with Apathy : by Dr. De Leon”
Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon.
“He stopped loving me in the thick of my loving him. He was finished but I was not. I felt like I had been stopped in the middle of an orgasm.” ~ Stopped by Carmen R. Rutlen When I was practicing I used to have an intellectual grasp of the motor fluctuations ; yet neverContinue reading “Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon”