I have the great pleasure of having my friend and yours write a blog for us today on how to get going in an efficient and effective way when getting ready to travel- you all know her as the ‘Parkinson’s Humor’ author and Queen YumaBeV. In the last few months, I have been doing someContinue reading “Travel Tips with DBS- by Yuma BeV/Dr. De Leon”
Tips & Tricks: Traveling with Parkinson’s Disease: By Dr. De Leon.
Spring break is fast approaching and many of us especially those of us with children look forward to this time of year to being able to travel as a family. Sometimes you even get to chaperone for fun on school excursions just as an excuse to see the world through their eyes! However, even though it now takesContinue reading “Tips & Tricks: Traveling with Parkinson’s Disease: By Dr. De Leon”
Se que muchos de ustedes han expresado su descontento y frustración con sus visitas con sus especialistas porque comúnmente sus preguntas de mayor urgencia no son contestadas a su satisfacción ó con la rapidez adecuada. Esto es difícil especialmente para nosotros los que vivimos lejos de nuestros especialistas. No podemos hacer los viajes con laContinue reading “Cómo Mejor Aprovechar de su Visita con su Neurólogo /Especialista de Desórdenes de Movimiento :By Dr. De Leon”
I know many of you have expressed the concern that some of the issues don’t get addressed or addressed in a timely manner when visiting your neurologist or MDS. This especially difficult to deal with since many do not live close to a neurologist and have to travel a way to go see them. SoContinue reading “How To Make The Most Out of Your Neurology/MDS Visit: by Dr. De Leon”
Changing the Tides of PD Stigma from Whispers and Staring to Support and Caring! By Dr. De Leon.
“I had plastic surgery last week. I cut up all my credit cards.” Henry Youngman As I get ready to undergo yet another diagnostic procedure I am reminded about the possible perils of navigating conscious sedation and anesthesia with PD. One of the hardest things is being asked to stop your medication the night beforeContinue reading “Tips for Getting Ready for Surgical Procedures When You have PD: By Dr. De Leon”
Someone asked not long ago if Parkinson’s hallucinations had a particular pattern or flavoring to them? The truth is that there are common trends seen in PD patients who experience hallucinations. First, a hallucination is a strong perception of something that is not real or does not exist. Any and all of the senses canContinue reading “Visual Hallucinations in PD: What do they look like? by Dr. De Leon”
Dat Scan (Ioflupane I 23 injection also known as phenyltropane) is a radio pharmaceutical agent injected into the veins of a patient known as SPECT nuclear medicine test. When this test was approved in was under the premise that it will be an added tool in the armamentarium of the neurologists/ movement disorder specialist toContinue reading “DAT Scan: Can it Really Tell Me I have PD? : By Dr. De Leon”