Bowel Incontinence Another Embarrassing Casualty of PD: By Dr. De Leon

We all know that since we got diagnosed with PD our bodies don’t work just like they use to; much to our chagrin it does not always respond like we would have it. Sometimes our voice leaves us in the middle of an important conversation with our best friend, other times it cause us toContinue reading “Bowel Incontinence Another Embarrassing Casualty of PD: By Dr. De Leon”

Improving Quality of Voice in PD: By Dr. De Leon

We have all experienced a change in our voices as Parkinson’s has taken over our lives. It can be extremely frustrating for both the person with Pd as well as the caregiver to constantly be asking to reiterate what he or she said. This is because family thinks we either mumble or slur or wordsContinue reading “Improving Quality of Voice in PD: By Dr. De Leon”

The Conundrum of PD: Are Memory Problems due to Disease, Medications or Both?: By Dr. De Leon

The Conundrum of PD: Are Memory Problems due to Disease, Medications or Both?: 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”

Causes & Treatments for Freezing Gait in PD: By Dr. De Leon

am a slow walker but I never walk backwards. Those who walk with God ALWAYS reach their destination.”- Unknown When I first began having symptoms of PD I was falling often because I was tripping on my left foot which would get stuck on the floor rather than continue stride – more often while initiatingContinue reading “Causes & Treatments for Freezing Gait in PD: By Dr. De Leon”