Category: parkinson’s disease

Health & Beauty tip #28: The TRUTH behind DBS ( Deep Brain Stimulation) by Dr. De Leon

As a neurologist, I had the privilege of training at a time when surgical techniques like palidotomies, thalimotomies were in full swing as a means to control unwanted side effects ( dyskinesias) of levodopa treatment in parkinson’s patients. The advent of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) revolutionized the care of Parkinson’s disease patients offering hope and

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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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Health & Beauty tip # 23 :Things to know when doing a sleep study By Dr. De Leon

” To Sleep perchance to dream“- William Shakespeare, Hamlet Equipment not working…..wondering from room to room ..finally getting started at close to 2 a.m. Have to repeat!!!what?! Fortunately, second time around a whole lot better…but not happy had to redo…. Sleep study! Wow what an ordeal? I have ordered over a hundred sleep studies in

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GLOSSARY/DICCIONARIO: Parkinson’s Word Terminology to be aquinted with ( Vocabulario de terminologias relacionado con el Parkinson) By Dr. De Leon

Bradykenesia – Greek term that means “slow movement” – it is one of the cardinal features of PD. Termino Griego que significa “movimientos lentos”- uno de los síntomas principales del Parkinson. Cogwheel Rigidity -tension in a muscle that gives way in little jerks when it is passively stretched -one of the cardinal features of PD.

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Health & Beauty tip # 21: Life after Parkinson’s- by Dr. De Leon

Is there Life after Parkinson’s? Many would argue and answer in the negative while others hold reservation inclined to a more optimistic attitude…. I would say a resounding YES!….There CAN be a GREAT LIFE after Parkinson’s… just look at Michael J. Fox ….he has been up and down ( now I feel like breaking into

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Health & Beauty Tips # 20 : Tools & Gadgets to Make LiVing with Parkinson’s Easier!- By Dr. De Leon

I am sure you all have experienced the frustration of doing a simple chore like breaking an egg for breakfast and 30 minutes later after having to wipe off counters and floors because you accidentally shattered the egg in your hand because of the rest or action tremors…or egg went flying off your hand onto

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Health & Beauty tip # 18: 10 Common Drugs to Worsen Memory! By Dr. De Leon

Since September is known as Alzheimer’s month and the East Texas Chapter of Alzheimer’s along with the participation of the Nacogdoches Pilot Club will be kicking off another walk-a-thon to END Alzheimer’s in just a few weeks…. I thought it might be good idea to discuss some of the commonly prescribed medications that can lead

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Consejos De Belleza #16 ¿Que es el Parkinsons? por La Dra. De Leon

¿Qué es la enfermedad del Parkinson? La enfermedad del Parkinson es un trastorno crónico y progresivo el cual produce movimientos anormales causado por la falla o falta o muerte de vitales células vitales nerviosas en el cerebro, llamadas neuronas. Algunas de Eestas células moribundas producen dopamina, una químicao llamada dopamina que envía mensajes a la

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