Category: parkinsons dementia

How To Make The Most Out of Your Neurology/MDS Visit: by Dr. De Leon

I know many of you have expressed the concern that some of the issues don’t get addressed or addressed in a timely manner when visiting your neurologist or MDS. This especially difficult to deal with since many do not live close to a neurologist and have to travel a way to go see them. So

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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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Keeping Track of Doctors Bills : By Dr. De Leon

” I am not telling you is going to be easy, I am telling you is going to be worth it!” As many of you may already know, November is caregivers’ month; thus, I will talk about an issue that affects caregivers and patients alike. The care giver has many responsibilities and roles in making

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DBS: Exploring Expanded Labeling for DBS for Parkinson’s Patient’s: By Dr. De Leon

Even though I have written on this subject in the past, I thought it was worthwhile revisiting since there are so many individuals with questions, concerns, and not sure when to have surgery or if they should have surgery at all? DBS made by Medtronics has been around since the 1990’s and FDA approved first

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Thinking Outside the Brain for a Parkinson’s Cure : By Dr. De Leon

“I don’t think inside the box, I don’t think OUTSIDE the box, I don’t EVEN KNOW where the box is!”- unknown The other day while I was giving a talk about how to diagnose PD, I was giving my usual spill about ” in the hands of a specialist like myself- accuracy is 95%,” when

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Things I Learned About Being a Caregiver While Taking Care of Those I love

“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” Jim Rohn It seems as if the whole last decade has been an unending parade of sick people with chronic illness revolving though my doors.  So, I have become somewhat of a caregiver guru… I think that these events along with my own illness have been

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Parkinson’s: Not Just a Disease of Your Grandparents : by Dr. De Leon

Parkinson’s can affect young and old in all walks of life, although it is typically more common in those over 55 (known as Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease). But it can strike young people even in their 20’s (younger age prior to 40 is known as Young Onset Parkinson’s). In the United States there are nearly 1.5

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Tips on How to Maintain Dental Care & Oral Hygiene In Parkinson’s Patients: By Dr. De Leon

“Be true to your teeth, or they will be false for you.” Soupy sales It is true that Parkinson’s in rare instances has been diagnosed by very astute dentists who saw tale tell signs and referred them to a specialist who confirmed diagnosis but this is the exception rather than the rule. So, it is

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Health & Beauty Tip # 26: Parkinson’s & driving- when is it time to call it quits? By Dr. De Leon

“Drive carefully! Remember, it’s not only a car that can be recalled by it’s maker.” – Anonymous “Why is it that you always say go faster when we are driving but slow down when we are walking?” ponders my husband, frequently, out loud….. Although, I did not get my drivers license until my mid-twenties and

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