Category: research in parkinson’s disease

One Size Does Not Fit All in PD: By Dr. De Leon

In the past, one of the biggest challenges non-neurologist or/and non-movement disorders physicians have faced in diagnosing PD has been the lack of uniformity in disease presentation. While variability in  response to treatment has been a challenge at times for those of us in the field of  Parkinson’s disease. Although, no two individuals are ever really alike in the

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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 the

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Could Rampant High Glucose Intolerance among Parkinson’s patients lead to an increased risk of diabetes? : By Dr. De Leon

The other day, I had a follow up with my endocrinologist because I have been concerned about a slowly increasing sugar levels as well as HgA1C (glycosylated Hemoglobin used to detect sugar levels in the last 3-6 months to help diagnose diabetes and then gauge management) possibly being caused of increased night sweats and overall

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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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“Your spark can become a flame and change everything!”- E.D. Nixon As we commemorate one more year of Dr. Parkinson’s Birthday, we are reminded of the great accomplishments in the area of PD  and neuroscience since he was a prominent physician in London. Yet,  human kind has been battling a form of  ‘Parkinson’s’, if not the

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How To Make The Most Out of Your Neurology/MDS Visit: by Dr. De Leon

How To Make The Most Out of Your Neurology/MDS Visit: by Dr. De Leon.