Tag: Depression in PD

When Hope is gone….by Dr. De Leon

Hope- Webster defines Hope as “to desire with expectation of fulfillment.” It is more than dreaming; it is possessing within ourselves an expectation that someday a desire, wish, dream, or expectation will become a reality. Hope always looks to the future making our dismal todays bearable for a brighter, happier tomorrow…..without hope inevitably we die

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

“Understanding (PD) is like trying to put together a puzzle with pieces that don’t fit” -Dave Guerrero. Cognitive problems and memory loss issues is one of those symptoms of PD which seem to plague all of us from day one whether we are patients or caregivers. The thing we must first remember is that dementia

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Depression in Neurological Diseases like Parkinson’s: By Dr. De Leon

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome.” Hunter – Patch Adams ( one of the best performances by R. Williams) In the advent of Robin Williams untimely demise, a great deal of spark and conversation has ensued around the topics

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Revisiting isolation an often overlooked topic in Parkinson’s : by Dr. De Leon

A month ago, I read that as the new year rung in several Parkinson’s patients chose to take their own life. I can only imagine the devastation one must feel to decide to go through with something like this….I was extremely saddened by these events ….wondering where the friends and family were and at what

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