Category: parkinsons dementia

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 women

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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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Clearing the Confusion about Confusion in PD with infections: By Dr. De Leon

Last week was a particular bad week for me, not only did I have a raging UTI-(urine infection) but boy was I in a state of fogginess and confusion which lasted all week. I was drowsy, sleepy, and unusually lethargic and could not remember anyone’s names to save my life. I was equally distracted leaving

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Tips to dealing with Apathy : by Dr. De Leon

Tips to dealing with Apathy : by Dr. De Leon.

5 Best Coloring Books for Parkinson’s Patients: By Dr. De Leon

“Art is like chocolate for the brain” ~ G. Cohen There is a new trend of adult coloring books popping up all over the place that are designed to stimulate the mind. These consist of intricate designs from abstract images such as the ones in the ART NOUVEAU DESIGNS coloring book to images of iconic

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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.

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

“Understanding (PD) is like trying to put together a puzzle with pieces that don’t fit” -Dave Guerrero. Cognitive problems and memory loss issues is one of those symptoms of PD which seem to plague all of us from day one whether we are patients or caregivers. The thing we must first remember is that dementia

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Instructions not Included When it Comes to Caregiving: By Dr. De Leon

Don’t dwell on the disease. Value the moments, the pearls of wisdom, their smile, their humor.” St. Elizabeth      Caregiving is not for the faint of heart. I have had to be the caregiver for two of the people I love, my grandmother and father. Although the experience was extremely rewarding, I was left completely

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