Tag: parkinson’s disease

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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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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Nasal Congestion: The Cold or PD? By Maria De Leon

It has been a while since i written here but i could not let the year finish without me saying one last note and thanking all of you for being part of my PD journey this year. i hope We all get to a new healthy start… At least in this side of the world,

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What to do when you forget to pack your medications when traveling? By Dr. De Leon

Stay Calm –  You Got this! I love traveling but absolutely hate packing all those medicines; especially when I will be out for a week or longer. Typically, I carry my own stylish Vera Bradley pill box which carries enough medications for day to day activities even up to 3 days of away stay. However,

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Dealing with Trauma and Loss in Aftermath of Harvey : By Dr. De Leon

“My Grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak…” Corinthians 12:9   Dealing and coping with tragedy especially when is wide spread like a natural catastrophe can be extremely difficult not just for those directly involved but also for those who are involved in the relief process. Even those

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Ketogenic diet in Parkinson’s disease: helpful or not? By Dr. De Leon

We all feel so bad that we at times feel desperate and would do ANYTHING not to feel miserable even eat rocks if we thought this would make us feel better. So perhaps some of you have heard some in your circle mention a ketogenic diet. But, what the heck does this mean? This is

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Update on the Role Technology Plays in PD: By Dr. De Leon

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 200 years after Parkinson’s symposium hosted by HAPS. the staff did a superb job with nearly 400 attendants and a line of extraordinary speakers. Over the next few blogs i will discuss some of the salient points that were brought up at this meeting. one

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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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