Tag: daily living & Parkinson’s

The Importance of Dopamine in Creative Expression: By Dr. De Leon

“We of the craft are all crazy. Some affected by gaiety others by melancholy but all are more or less touched.” ~Lord Byron As you all know, I have had some major health issues setbacks lately which have curtailed my involvement in various activities including my bi-monthly blog writings. Main reason for this has been

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Parkinson’s disease and The Work Place: By Dr. De Leon

This is a classic picture of one of my all time favorite comediennes with a well known skit. Every time life comes at us fast, this is what I am reminded of.  Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we have to swallow some of the stuff coming our way in order to keep moving forward. As I have

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Parkinson’s & Hearing Loss: Fact or Fiction- By Dr. De Leon

“Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people.” Helen Keller       Since I came back from Hawaii, I feel like this is me above constantly asking people to speak into the stethoscope,  ear trumpet, or speak into my good ear because my hearing has not been quite the same.

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Parkinson’s Disease: Impact on Family-by Dr. De Leon

“Friends LOVE through all kinds of weather, and families stick TOGETHER in all kinds of trouble.” ~Proverbs 17:17 A Midst increasing focus on women’s issues in PD, I and others are beginning to realize the burden of living with and having a chronic illness like Parkinson’s can exact on the family nucleus. Sometimes the burden can

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Going to the Dentist Can Be a Challenge When You Have PD: by Dr. De Leon

“Life is short so smile while you still have teeth.” I wrote a while ago about the importance of maintaining dental hygiene particularly in light of a chronic illness like Parkinson’s disease. The slew of medications can potentially lead to tooth decay due to drying of mouth and wearing of enamel. However, keeping and scheduling

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When Roles Change-By Dr. De Leon

As we continue to raise awareness for the nearly 10 million people suffering from Parkinson’s disease worldwide, we must not forget the unsung heroes who stand by our side day in and day out. There is no doubt that caring for a Parkinson’s person takes an entire village… The care partner who maybe a friend,

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Dare to live with a plan: Dr. De Leon

Dear Future, I am READY….. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”…so keep dreaming. You will get there eventually. Many of us when we are first given a diagnosis of  Parkinson’s disease may feel that the end of the world is near or as if our lives are doomed.

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Go Red: A must for women with PD: By Dr. De Leon

“Follow your heart but take your brain along.”   February is not only the month of love but is also more importantly the month in which we bring awareness to the 2 most important organs we have -our BRAIN & our HEART. Brain & heart health are extremely important for all but particularly for women

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Signs that your body is in trouble – especially in midst of living with PD: By Dr. De Leon

There are many subtle ways that our bodies tell us that something is not right. The body is a perfect organism always in balance. Have you suddenly had a craving for something sweet, sour or salty? I have – and is not just pregnant women that have cravings. Funny thing when I was pregnant I

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