Parkinson’s -Art in Evolution: By Maria De Leon

Parkinson’s -Art in Evolution: By Maria De Leon.

Livin’ life with my OLD friend -PARKINSON’S DISEASE! by Dr. De Leon

Who would have thought I get my favorite brain disease?  Now, I know it’s just no fun when we’re shaking inside out Crying! Pleading! trouble smelling even tying my own shoes!  What a pain to be in pain! Walking slow and getting cramps   please, someone point me to the loo So much shaking Trouble  baking (doing much of anything) Makes me want toContinue reading “Livin’ life with my OLD friend -PARKINSON’S DISEASE! by Dr. De Leon”

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 the hardest things is being asked to stop your medication the night beforeContinue reading “Tips for Getting Ready for Surgical Procedures When You have PD: By Dr. De Leon”

Parkinson’s: Not Just a Disease of Your Grandparents : by Dr. De Leon

Parkinson’s can affect young and old in all walks of life, although it is typically more common in those over 55 (known as Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease). But it can strike young people even in their 20’s (younger age prior to 40 is known as Young Onset Parkinson’s). In the United States there are nearly 1.5Continue reading “Parkinson’s: Not Just a Disease of Your Grandparents : by Dr. De Leon”

Treatment Strategies for the 4 Common Causes of Bladder Dysfunction in Parkinson’s : by Dr. De Leon

As I mentioned previously there are 4 common causes that lead to Parkinson’s bladder problems. The most common being improper processing of dopamine message from brain to bladder causing a mixed up response with increase frequency and urgency. ( when is contracting or too active is called –detrusor hyperactivity). Second, urgency and frequency can beContinue reading “Treatment Strategies for the 4 Common Causes of Bladder Dysfunction in Parkinson’s : by Dr. De Leon”

Treatment Strategies for the 4 Common Causes of Bladder Dysfunction in Parkinson’s : by Dr. De Leon

As I mentioned previously there are 4 common causes that lead to Parkinson’s bladder problems. The most common being improper processing of dopamine message from brain to bladder causing a mixed up response with increase frequency and urgency. ( when is contracting or too active is called –detrusor hyperactivity). Second, urgency and frequency can beContinue reading “Treatment Strategies for the 4 Common Causes of Bladder Dysfunction in Parkinson’s : by Dr. De Leon”

Trouble Performing Tasks Since PD Came Into Your Life? By Dr. De Leon

I sure have…. Most Frustrating thing for me was to discover that after being the QUEEN of MULTITASKING, I now was having trouble even carrying two things at once. When, before NOT once did I need a calendar because I could keep everything in my head now even when I wrote things down I hadContinue reading “Trouble Performing Tasks Since PD Came Into Your Life? By Dr. De Leon”

Raising children in the midst of Parkinson’s disease By Dr. De Leon

I have often said that being a neurologist was infinitesimally much easier than raising kids. Even in the toughest crises of life and death situations, I often felt much more at ease dealing with some of the complex issues of medicine /neurology than being a mom. After all, I spent 12 years training to becomeContinue reading “Raising children in the midst of Parkinson’s disease By Dr. De Leon”