Category: parkinsons symptoms

Is ReM Behavior Ruining your Sleep? Here Are Some tips to improve life at night: By Dr. De Leon

At Night, Do You Feel Like You Are in the Ring With a Boxer Instead of Your Partner with PD? By Dr. De Leon.

Is ReM Behavior Ruining Your Sleep? Here are some tips to improve life at night: By Dr. De Leon

This happened to my poor husband and me, as it does to nearly  1/2 of the bed partners of PD patients  around the world since REM Behavior is reported to occur in about 47% of Parkinson’s patients…. I have been having vivid dreams and talking in my sleep for years, I would not be a

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How to Deal with Loss of a Loved One due to PD: By Dr. De Leon

If tears could build a stairway and thoughts a memory lane I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. (poem: if tears could build a stairway to heaven- unknown) When I was in New York City last week I had the pleasure of meeting many great people including this wonderful team of

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Help! I was given diagnosis of Parkinsonism -What Now?: By Dr. De Leon

Okay, don’t panic you come to the right place! First of all, Parkinsonism simply means you have features of Parkinson’s disease (PD) but not the entire clinical picture based on the UK a brain criterion which includes 4 main symptoms: rest tremor; rigidity (stiffness); bradykenisia (slowness); and gait abnormality. Usually people labeled ‘parkinsonian’ have two or

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Loss of Smell in PD: by Dr. De Leon

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.” -Helen Keller Imagine not being able to smell your favorite food, perfume, or flower in my case the star-gazer lily. Smell is intricately connected to our memories. Have you ever walked into a place and immediately

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