The Importance of Dopamine in Creative Expression: By Dr. De Leon

“We of the craft are all crazy. Some affected by gaiety others by melancholy but all are more or less touched.” ~Lord Byron As you all know, I have had some major health issues setbacks lately which have curtailed my involvement in various activities including my bi-monthly blog writings. Main reason for this has beenContinue reading “The Importance of Dopamine in Creative Expression: By Dr. De Leon”

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 haveContinue reading “Parkinson’s disease and The Work Place: By Dr. De Leon”

Gastroparesis in PD – Symptoms & Treatment Options: By Dr. De Leon

This post has been long overdue. All of us who have PD have experienced horrible feeling of fullness and simultaneous hunger at least once during their disease process. I am currently experiencing a severe situation with my stomach and intestines not functioning well.  This is also the biggest culprit for which many of us sufferContinue reading “Gastroparesis in PD – Symptoms & Treatment Options: By Dr. De Leon”

Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke- by Dr. De Leon

As the summer days have begun to get longer and more people are flocking to the beach, spending more time in outdoor activities while the heat and temperature rises – so do the risk of having a heat stroke. This risk is even greater for the elderly and for those of us who have chronicContinue reading “Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke- by Dr. De Leon”

Parkinson’s & Hearing Loss: Fact or Fiction- By Dr. De Leon

“Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people.” Helen Keller       Since I came back from Hawaii, I feel like this is me above constantly asking people to speak into the stethoscope,  ear trumpet, or speak into my good ear because my hearing has not been quite the same.Continue reading “Parkinson’s & Hearing Loss: Fact or Fiction- By Dr. De Leon”

Tips to Over come Communication Impairment in PD: By Dr. De Leon

  As we near the WPC 2016 which will be held in Portland, Oregon this year..one of the topics of great interest being presented is one of communication impairment. First, we must look at what is meant by communication. The word  “communication”  implies the usage of  a deeper and complex network of interconnected neurons in theContinue reading “Tips to Over come Communication Impairment in PD: By Dr. De Leon”

Going to the Dentist Can Be a Challenge When You Have PD: by Dr. De Leon

“Life is short so smile while you still have teeth.” I wrote a while ago about the importance of maintaining dental hygiene particularly in light of a chronic illness like Parkinson’s disease. The slew of medications can potentially lead to tooth decay due to drying of mouth and wearing of enamel. However, keeping and schedulingContinue reading “Going to the Dentist Can Be a Challenge When You Have PD: by Dr. De Leon”

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

Travel Tips with DBS- by Yuma BeV/Dr. De Leon

I have the great pleasure of having my friend and yours write a blog for us today on how to get going in an efficient and effective way when getting ready to travel- you all know her as the ‘Parkinson’s Humor’ author and Queen YumaBeV. In the last few months, I have been doing someContinue reading “Travel Tips with DBS- by Yuma BeV/Dr. De Leon”