Category: parkinson’s awareness month

Best way to Deal with AM (early morning) offs! By Dr. De Leon

” When the world careens out of control, we can rest in the fact that God spun this world with a simple word. Matter from emptiness. Beauty from void. Community from chaos.” Mary E. DeMuth Today, I will talk to you about a subject that is so important for us with PD to know and

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Curious Case of Maria De Leon

“Art is the “objectification of feeling” art is often hard to describe…one usually fumbles for words to express with the right words what we see…. But it isn’t hard at all to FEEL art, to look at images upon a canvas and sense the power, the anger, the love, and even the despair that inspired

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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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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 in

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Parkinson’s Disease: Impact on Family-by Dr. De Leon

“Friends LOVE through all kinds of weather, and families stick TOGETHER in all kinds of trouble.” ~Proverbs 17:17 A Midst increasing focus on women’s issues in PD, I and others are beginning to realize the burden of living with and having a chronic illness like Parkinson’s can exact on the family nucleus. Sometimes the burden can

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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,

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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 neurologist

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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 traveling

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