Category: Parkinson’s awereness

End of life choices in Parkinson’s : bridging the disparity across cultures : by Dr. De León

No where is being able to navigate living with a chronic progressive neurological disease more Important than in the ethnic communities. We as Latinos are far behind in not only getting prompt diagnosis and correct treatment due to financial, linguistic and cultural barriers but even when there is appropriate care, nearing the end of life

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Importance of sleep in dealing with both motor & non-motor symptoms: By Dr. De Leon

“The future is shaped by our dreams so what are you waiting for and go to bed… START DREAMING!” We have known for years that sleep is essential for our brains to function adequately. We  also know that people with Parkinson’s have a very disruptive sleep wake cycle for many reasons, the primary being a

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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 previously

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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 experiencing

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Raising PD awareness ONE shuffling Step at a time. : By Dr. De Leon

As we approach a New Year, I am more determined than ever to continue the fight against Parkinson’s disease both on a personal level as well as a collective effort. As a physician, and patient I have been privy to many extraordinary advances in the understanding of this complex illness over the last decade. However,

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Rethinking Parkinson’s Treatment: By Dr. De Leon

“stop focusing on what happened and start focusing on what’s going to move you forward.”   We have come a long way in the way we think about many neurological diseases since I first became a physician. 25 years ago we had a limited number of medications to treat Parkinson’s plus the thinking was that

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Parkinson’s disease and The Work Place: By Dr. De Leon

This is a classic picture of one of my all time favorite comediennes with a well known skit. Every time life comes at us fast, this is what I am reminded of.  Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we have to swallow some of the stuff coming our way in order to keep moving forward. As I have

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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 que

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Dare to live with a plan: Dr. De Leon

Dear Future, I am READY….. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”…so keep dreaming. You will get there eventually. Many of us when we are first given a diagnosis of  Parkinson’s disease may feel that the end of the world is near or as if our lives are doomed.

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