At Night, Do You Feel Like You Are in the Ring With a Boxer Instead of Your Partner with PD? 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 aContinue reading “Is ReM Behavior Ruining Your Sleep? Here are some tips to improve life at night: 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 ofContinue reading “How to Deal with Loss of a Loved One due to PD: By Dr. De Leon”
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 orContinue reading “Help! I was given diagnosis of Parkinsonism -What Now?: By Dr. De Leon”
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 immediatelyContinue reading “Loss of Smell in PD: by Dr. De Leon”