Health & Beauty tip # 30 : Put on some lipstick & show Parkinson’s who’s Boss? By Dr. De Leon

As we draw near to another years end, I want to write about something near and dear to me as a woman, mother, cancer survivor, Parkinson patient/ doctor and advocate! Female power! I began this blog, as away of coping with this illness and also as a way to show women everywhere who struggle withContinue reading “Health & Beauty tip # 30 : Put on some lipstick & show Parkinson’s who’s Boss? By Dr. De Leon”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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