Tag: living with Parkinson’s Disease

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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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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Tips to Over come Communication Impairment in PD: By Dr. De Leon

  As we near the WPC 2016 which will be held in Portland, Oregon this year..one of the topics of great interest being presented is one of communication impairment. First, we must look at what is meant by communication. The word  “communication”  implies the usage of  a deeper and complex network of interconnected neurons in the

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Three things I wish someone had told me about PD : By Dr. De Leon

Not only is there still much to be learned about this extremely complex disease, as I mentioned in my article “What is wrong with me?” But, despite all the advances in the field there continues to be a great deal of speculation regarding life with Parkinson’s after the diagnosis. Today, I am exposing some of

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#1 Cause of Cramping Toes & Legs In PD- By Dr. De Leon

“These cramps are crazy! But look on the bright side- at least is not a baby!” -unknown   In the past, I have written about the different causes of leg and toe cramping in Parkinson’s disease. However, the number one cause of cramping in those of us who have had Parkinson’s disease for many years is actually

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Wearing off it’s hard to do! By Dr. De Leon

  “He stopped loving me in the thick of my loving him.     He was finished but I was not.  I felt like I had been stopped in the middle of an orgasm.” ~ Stopped by Carmen  R. Rutlen When I was practicing I used to have an intellectual grasp of  the motor fluctuations ; yet never

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 Tips & Tricks: Traveling with Parkinson’s Disease – Part Deux: By Dr. De Leon

 Tips & Tricks: Traveling with Parkinson’s Disease – Part Deux: By Dr. De Leon.

 Tips & Tricks: Traveling with Parkinson’s Disease – Part Deux: By Dr. De Leon

I love summer not just because my birthday highlights the beginning of the best season where the days are long and the possibilities seem endless. But, because I always seem to rejuvenate during this time of year. As I get ready for my first real trip of the summer after an exhausting year, it occurs

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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 takes

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