Category: Parkinson’s Diagnosis

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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One Size Does Not Fit All in PD: By Dr. De Leon

In the past, one of the biggest challenges non-neurologist or/and non-movement disorders physicians have faced in diagnosing PD has been the lack of uniformity in disease presentation. While variability in  response to treatment has been a challenge at times for those of us in the field of  Parkinson’s disease. Although, no two individuals are ever really alike in the

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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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Cual fué la causa del Parkinson en el Campeón de Boxeo? Dra. De León

Como dice el refrán “a veces ya no es lo duro sino lo tupido…” lo que conduce a el Parkinson llamado por nombre Parkinson Pugilística (a causa del boxeo) Dejen me les digo la verdad del asunto. Una estoy más  convencida después de leer un reportaje más bien un comentario que se hizo acerca de Mohammed

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The Power of The Mind in determining Our Response to Medications & Other Therapies : By Dr. De Leon

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”   Aldous Huxley, Brave New World     Have you ever wondered why some people seem to always get better with any medication or treatment given; while others have the opposite effect no matter what the treatment therapy is? Well, you have heard of the

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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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An Overview of Common Skin & Wound Challenges Encountered In Parkinson’s Disease:By Dr. De Leon

Parkinson’s affects our insides and outsides and although commonly labeled as a movement disorder it has many more non -motor manifestations which can wreak havoc in our daily life’s . Some are cumbersome and embarrassing while others can be downright difficult to bear and live with. Since dopamine, the major neurotransmitter involved in PD abounds

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Camino al Mundial 2016 (Congreso del Parkinson -WPC 2016):Dra. De Leon

Estoy muy entusiasmada y agradecida de poder formar parte del comité encargado de los preparativos para un evento tan especial e importante como es el congreso mundial del Parkinson. Este evento se lleva acabo cada 3 años. El último se llevó acabo en Montreal. Este año se celebrará el cuarto Congreso Mundial en la ciudad de

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Meningioma’s & Parkinson’s – Taking a Closer Look at Their Connection: By Dr. De Leon

Since both my mother and grandmother have been found to have brain meningiomas, I have begun to take a very serious look at this matter. My search has lead me to find a few cases of meningioma – benign brain tumor arising from the lining covering of the brain (the meninges) presenting as reversible Parkinsonism.

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