Tag: making most out of living with parkinson’s

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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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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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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Travel Tips with DBS- by Yuma BeV/Dr. De Leon

I have the great pleasure of having my friend and yours write a blog for us today on how to get going in an efficient and effective way when getting ready to travel- you all know her as the ‘Parkinson’s Humor’ author and Queen YumaBeV. In the last few months, I have been doing some

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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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Make the most out of your health team: by Dr. De Leon

As we continue to raise awareness for Parkinson’s and work together to #EndParkinsons, there are a few things I like to talk about. First, in order to have the best outcome with lower disability while living with PD is having a team of health professional to help guide you. The quaterback should be your neurologist

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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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I am having trouble swallowing …could it be my Parkinson’s or something else? By Dr. De Leon

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” Julia Child   As we start a New Year, thoughts of health and staying healthy seems to be one of the foremost concerns in most of our minds, at least they are for me. Most of us who have

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