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 takesContinue reading “Tips & Tricks: Traveling with Parkinson’s Disease: By Dr. 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”

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”