Treatment for over active bladder in Parkinson’s (revisited) : by Dr. De Leon

    ” Whenever somebody tells me, you go girl! I generally have to!” -unknown As I mentioned before in a previous blog Parkinson’s patients as do patients that have various parkinsonian syndromes like MSA ( multi system atrophy) can have varying degrees of bladder issues ranging from increase urgency,frequency to outright incontinence!  Having bladder […]

Dealing with end stage Parkinson’s disease- the long goodbye: By Dr. De Leon

“..Before the prospect of living less than everyone else, I have decided to live faster, more fully…” Alexander Dumas – la dame aux Camilles   Lately, I have been thinking about this subject quite a bit especially since one of my dearest friends has been diagnosed with terminal disease. For the first time this inContinue reading “Dealing with end stage Parkinson’s disease- the long goodbye: By Dr. De Leon”

Tardive dyskinesia’s: By Dr. De Leon

Today, I want to discuss a movement disorder on the rise due to increase use of neuroleptics and new indications for dopamine antagonists have increased over the years thus increasing the number of patients at risk. Also because some of the initial symptoms of this condition are acute extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) like stiffness, slowness, and tremors;Continue reading “Tardive dyskinesia’s: By Dr. De Leon”

Apathy: How to Combat: By Dr. De Leon

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all- the apathy of human beings.” Helen Keller It has been a few weeks since I have written. Why? Pure apathy or is it indifference! In our vocabulary we tend to use the words apathy,Continue reading “Apathy: How to Combat: By Dr. De Leon”

Happy New Year-2017! By Dr. De Leon

With this in mind, I am aiming for the stars. But, first I want to thank all (you) my readers for almost 6 years of wonderful communication, interaction and allowing me to come into your homes. I think this will be our best year yet. I hope that you will continue to share with me in thisContinue reading “Happy New Year-2017! By Dr. De Leon”

New trial: Fetal Transplantation Usage for Treatment of PD: By Dr. De Leon

Nearly 30 years ago, the novel treatment which propel me into medicine but not just medicine but neurology and Parkinson’s disease was fetal brain transplantation into PD person’s brain in an attempt to halt disease. After several decades the procedure was banned here in the States and an unofficial moratorium was placed elsewhere on thisContinue reading “New trial: Fetal Transplantation Usage for Treatment of PD: By Dr. De Leon”

Lack of Health Care Continuity is a Growing Crisis in America Especially for Those of Us with PD: By Dr. De Leon

“Broken trust is like melted chocolate. No matter how hard you try to freeze it  can never return to its original shape.”   Being a patient who is chronically ill has definitely made me more aware of one of the great problems we have in health care today- poor continuity of care. As we approachContinue reading “Lack of Health Care Continuity is a Growing Crisis in America Especially for Those of Us with PD: By Dr. De Leon”

One Size Does Not Fit All in PD: By Dr. De Leon

In the past, one of the biggest challenges non-neurologist or/and non-movement disorders physicians have faced in diagnosing PD has been the lack of uniformity in disease presentation. While variability in  response to treatment has been a challenge at times for those of us in the field of  Parkinson’s disease. Although, no two individuals are ever really alike in theContinue reading “One Size Does Not Fit All in PD: By Dr. De Leon”