Tips for Good Sleep in PD; by Dr. De Leon

‘A Well Spent Day brings happy sleep.’ We all know that sleep is vital for our health; but how to reconcile this knowledge with how our illnesses make us feel ? There I was last night falling asleep at 10 pm but unable to go to bed as I desired; since I suddenly began experiencingContinue reading “Tips for Good Sleep in PD; by Dr. De Leon”

Psychosis in PD (PDP): By Dr. De Leon

Since there are so many people that have this problem including myself in the past due to medications, I thought I would address some of the salient points which could help take care of our loved ones better as well as help those of us who live with the disease to manage our symptoms betterContinue reading “Psychosis in PD (PDP): By Dr. De Leon”

Apathy: How to Combat: By Dr. De Leon

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all- the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller It has been a few weeks since I have written. Why? Pure apathy or is it indifference! In our vocabulary we tend to use the words apathy,Continue reading “Apathy: How to Combat: By Dr. De Leon”

Happy New Year-2017! By Dr. De Leon

With this in mind, I am aiming for the stars. But, first I want to thank all (you) my readers for almost 6 years of wonderful communication, interaction and allowing me to come into your homes. I think this will be our best year yet. I hope that you will continue to share with me in thisContinue reading “Happy New Year-2017! By Dr. De Leon”

The Need for Vitamin D in PD: By Dr. De Leon

“Them bones…them bones..” Now that we just spent the last week or so traveling, spending time with family, and of course indulging in that delicious Thanksgiving meal is time to get back to basics especially as winter months approach where days are shorter with fewer hours of sunshine.  Are you getting enough Vitamin D in yourContinue reading “The Need for Vitamin D in PD: By Dr. De Leon”

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 thatContinue reading “Rethinking Parkinson’s Treatment: By Dr. De Leon”

Lack of Health Care Continuity is a Growing Crisis in America Especially for Those of Us with PD: By Dr. De Leon

“Broken trust is like melted chocolate. No matter how hard you try to freeze it  can never return to its original shape.”   Being a patient who is chronically ill has definitely made me more aware of one of the great problems we have in health care today- poor continuity of care. As we approachContinue reading “Lack of Health Care Continuity is a Growing Crisis in America Especially for Those of Us with PD: By Dr. De Leon”

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 theContinue reading “One Size Does Not Fit All in PD: By Dr. De Leon”

Role of Technology in PD Management – Hot topic #2 at wpc2016-by Dr. De Leon

In the last 2 and a half months, I have spent an inordinate amount of time visiting doctors to get my situation resolved and return to baseline. What I have realized is that symptoms and state fluctuate so much within a couple of days that unless we get seen immediately at time of “feeling bad”Continue reading “Role of Technology in PD Management – Hot topic #2 at wpc2016-by Dr. De Leon”