Not only is there still much to be learned about this extremely complex disease, as I mentioned in my article “What is wrong with me?” But, despite all the advances in the field there continues to be a great deal of speculation regarding life with Parkinson’s after the diagnosis. Today, I am exposing some ofContinue reading “Three things I wish someone had told me about PD : By Dr. De Leon”
http://www.familycircle.com/health/concerns/aches-pains/whats-wrong-with-me/ follow up on blog tomorrow…here and on Family circle as well as blog on PDF.org this week
“These cramps are crazy! But look on the bright side- at least is not a baby!” -unknown In the past, I have written about the different causes of leg and toe cramping in Parkinson’s disease. However, the number one cause of cramping in those of us who have had Parkinson’s disease for many years is actuallyContinue reading “#1 Cause of Cramping Toes & Legs In PD- By Dr. De Leon”
One of the biggest complaints I hear from people in PD support groups is a continuous relentless severe leg pain. Prior to a decade ago, I as all my fellow movement disorder specialist would have not thought leg pain to be a direct precursor of PD or an initial non-motor symptom. My grandmother often complainedContinue reading “How to Deal with the 6 Common Causes of Leg pain in PD? : By Dr. De Leon”
Tips to dealing with Apathy : by Dr. De Leon.
Scientists announced today that they have discovered a cure for apathy. However, they claim that no one has shown the slightest interest in it.” ~ George Carlin I hear the word apathy tossed around all over the place from different places and people who use this term loosely to imply “lack of interest,” or ‘deepContinue reading “Tips to dealing with Apathy : by Dr. De Leon”
Dyskinesias- 8 Tips to prevent & manage DYSKENESIAs: By Dr. De Leon.
The things I have learned about dyskenesias in a nut shell. They are not a sign that you are having fun because you look like you are dancing even if they occur at the beat of your favorite tune. yes, although most of the time you prefer over being off or stiff, you can’tContinue reading “Dyskinesias- 8 Tips to prevent & manage DYSKENESIAs: By Dr. De Leon”
I have Dystonia! Now, what? : by Dr. De Leon.