Category: Parkinson’s Health

Unraveling the Mystery Surrounding Failed Diagnosis & Treatment of Non- motor Parkinson’s Symptoms By Maria De León

“However, difficult life may seem, there is ALWAYS something you can DO & Succeed at.” Stephen Hawking I know that many people, including myself, often can get extremely frustrated with ourselves not only for having to deal with a myriad of symptoms which often times wreak havoc in our lives; but at times we feel

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Till death do us part in dealing with chronic illness such as Parkinson’s disease…By Dr. De Leon

“There is simply no medicine that will cure what happiness can’t cure.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez In a time when marriages end faster than we can say “I do” how to make a marriage work in the midst of living with a chronic illness is no easy feat. Establishing a balance with your partner can

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The Power of Research in the Palm of Your Hands- By Dr. De Leon

There are many devastating neurological illnesses for which there are no cures as of yet as is the case for PD. However, the future is bright since in the last 3 decades have seen many new discoveries in the field of neuroscience which have led us to a greater understanding of such complex illness as

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Stem cell therapy in Parkinson’s disease: Promising treatment or Hoax? By Dr. De León

Given the fact that living with a chronic neurological disease like Parkinson’s for which there is no cure can make any of us in a moment of desperation turn to any form of treatments and therapies which promise a cure. I have recently noted an increase of talk about this subject on social media in

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Importance of sleep in dealing with both motor & non-motor symptoms: By Dr. De Leon

“The future is shaped by our dreams so what are you waiting for and go to bed… START DREAMING!” We have known for years that sleep is essential for our brains to function adequately. We  also know that people with Parkinson’s have a very disruptive sleep wake cycle for many reasons, the primary being a

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Curious Case of Maria De Leon

“Art is the “objectification of feeling” art is often hard to describe…one usually fumbles for words to express with the right words what we see…. But it isn’t hard at all to FEEL art, to look at images upon a canvas and sense the power, the anger, the love, and even the despair that inspired

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Parkinson’s through time: by Dr. De León

“LIFE GOES ON…” Hello my friends!  Happy Valentine’s Day to all my friends around the world! As always, I appreciate each and everyone of you and thank you all for allowing me to be part of your PD journey either as a person with disease, caregiver, friend, spouse, partner, child, grandchild. These last few weeks,

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Nasal Congestion: The Cold or PD? By Maria De Leon

It has been a while since i written here but i could not let the year finish without me saying one last note and thanking all of you for being part of my PD journey this year. i hope We all get to a new healthy start… At least in this side of the world,

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Announcing publishing of Viviendo mas alla del parkinson: explorando las posibilidades (Living beyond Parkinson: exploring the possibilities) by Dr. De Leon

La enfermedad del párkinson afecta todo nuestro ser desde lo profundo e invisible hasta lo visible y superficial, aunque el efecto es diferente para cada individuo. A pesar de no parecernos físicamente, todos tenemos una cosa en común—el querer vivir una vida mejor, llena de éxito, felicidad, y amor; en si una, vida abundante. Queremos

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