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Stem cell therapy in Parkinson’s disease: Promising treatment or Hoax? By Dr. De León

Given the fact that living with a chronic neurological disease like Parkinson’s for which there is no cure can make any of us in a moment of desperation turn to any form of treatments and therapies which promise a cure. I have recently noted an increase of talk about this subject on social media in

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Quality of life considerations for Parkinson’s patients by Dr. De Leon

Life is all about quality Not quantity! My husband’s first words to me upon arriving home this evening ‘was were you able to go see doctor?’ Before I had a chance to utter a word, he responded: ‘you canceled again did you not?’ I nodded, yes. ‘I was afraid of that. I was thinking all

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Parkinson’s through time: by Dr. De León

“LIFE GOES ON…” Hello my friends!  Happy Valentine’s Day to all my friends around the world! As always, I appreciate each and everyone of you and thank you all for allowing me to be part of your PD journey either as a person with disease, caregiver, friend, spouse, partner, child, grandchild. These last few weeks,

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3 Tips to Making the Most of the New Year: By Maria De Leon

As we stand on the brink of a new year, is only human to want to find comfort in the past. However, we must remember that life is a constant cycle of seasons. If we want to be happy, we must learn to embrace the changes having PD brings into our lives such as a

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Is the use of complement alternative Medicine (CAM) a good choice for PD? By Dr. De Leon

I thought that it was important to cover this topic since I read and hear many of you discussing the viability of these alternative treatments. Especially since there is a growing interest in our community to resort to use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This means using health and treatments for maintaining wellness previously

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Subtle signs that show you have too much stress in your life: By Dr. De Leon

I have decided that “stress does not go with my outfit. so, I am breaking up with it!” you should do the same….. after all is not the stress that kills us but our reaction to it. I write to deal with my own stress although sometimes I just need time away from everything and

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Dealing with end stage Parkinson’s disease- the long goodbye: By Dr. De Leon

“..Before the prospect of living less than everyone else, I have decided to live faster, more fully…” Alexander Dumas – la dame aux Camilles   Lately, I have been thinking about this subject quite a bit especially since one of my dearest friends has been diagnosed with terminal disease. For the first time this in

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Anxiety in PD: by Dr. De Leon

cation ” anti-anxiety pills, I would take them but I am afraid …” Anxiety also thought of as excessive worrying is something that I have had lots of experience in dealing with as a physician and caregiver but until my medications were reduced after last hospitalization, I myself had never felt this way. I am

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