Tag: chronic illness

Travel Tips with DBS- by Yuma BeV/Dr. De Leon

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… Read More

Tips & Tricks: Traveling with Parkinson’s Disease: By Dr. De Leon

Tips & Tricks: Traveling with Parkinson’s Disease: By 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… Read More

How To Make The Most Out of Your Neurology/MDS Visit: 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… Read More

Changing the Tides of PD Stigma from Whispers and Staring to Support and Caring! By Dr. De Leon

Changing the Tides of PD Stigma from Whispers and Staring to Support and Caring! By Dr. De Leon.

Tips for Getting Ready for Surgical Procedures When You have PD: 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… Read More

Visual Hallucinations in PD: What do they look like? 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… Read More

DAT Scan: Can it Really Tell Me I have PD? : 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… Read More

What If the Cure to Pain and Other Non-Motor PDSymptom was Sleep?: By Dr. De Leon

Those of us who have chronic illnesses like PD often experience chronic pain as well. This in turn leads to increased problems with sleep- falling asleep, staying asleep as I am experiencing radicular pain at this moment keeping me up! (fortunately, I… Read More