Role of Technology in PD Management – Hot topic #2 at wpc2016-by Dr. De Leon

In the last 2 and a half months, I have spent an inordinate amount of time visiting doctors to get my situation resolved and return to baseline. What I have realized is that symptoms and state fluctuate so much within a couple of days that unless we get seen immediately at time of “feeling bad”Continue reading “Role of Technology in PD Management – Hot topic #2 at wpc2016-by Dr. De Leon”

Dealing with off Periods: HOT Topic @WPC 2016 -By Dr. De Leon

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”~ Pablo Picasso   One of the hot topics to be covered next week at world Parkinson’s congress 2016 at Portland Oregon is that of dealing with motor fluctuations. I am very sad that I won’t be able to meet so manyContinue reading “Dealing with off Periods: HOT Topic @WPC 2016 -By Dr. De Leon”

The Importance of Dopamine in Creative Expression: By Dr. De Leon

“We of the craft are all crazy. Some affected by gaiety others by melancholy but all are more or less touched.” ~Lord Byron As you all know, I have had some major health issues setbacks lately which have curtailed my involvement in various activities including my bi-monthly blog writings. Main reason for this has beenContinue reading “The Importance of Dopamine in Creative Expression: By Dr. De Leon”

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 haveContinue reading “Parkinson’s disease and The Work Place: By Dr. De Leon”

Gastroparesis in PD – Symptoms & Treatment Options: By Dr. De Leon

This post has been long overdue. All of us who have PD have experienced horrible feeling of fullness and simultaneous hunger at least once during their disease process. I am currently experiencing a severe situation with my stomach and intestines not functioning well.  This is also the biggest culprit for which many of us sufferContinue reading “Gastroparesis in PD – Symptoms & Treatment Options: By Dr. De Leon”

Common Causes of Lower Body Parkinsonism: By Dr. De Leon

Once upon a time “arteriosclerotic (hardening of arteries) or vascular parkinsonism  (VaP)” was also known as ‘lower body parkinsonism.’ The latter refers to a type of Parkinson’s in which patients present with what is now referred to gait ignition failure. This is what President George H. W. Bush was diagnosed with a few years ago.Continue reading “Common Causes of Lower Body Parkinsonism: By Dr. De Leon”

Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke- by Dr. De Leon

As the summer days have begun to get longer and more people are flocking to the beach, spending more time in outdoor activities while the heat and temperature rises – so do the risk of having a heat stroke. This risk is even greater for the elderly and for those of us who have chronicContinue reading “Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke- by Dr. De Leon”

Cual fué la causa del Parkinson en el Campeón de Boxeo? Dra. De León

Como dice el refrán “a veces ya no es lo duro sino lo tupido…” lo que conduce a el Parkinson llamado por nombre Parkinson Pugilística (a causa del boxeo) Dejen me les digo la verdad del asunto. Una estoy más  convencida después de leer un reportaje más bien un comentario que se hizo acerca de MohammedContinue reading “Cual fué la causa del Parkinson en el Campeón de Boxeo? Dra. De León”

Parkinson’s & Hearing Loss: Fact or Fiction- By Dr. De Leon

“Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people.” Helen Keller       Since I came back from Hawaii, I feel like this is me above constantly asking people to speak into the stethoscope,  ear trumpet, or speak into my good ear because my hearing has not been quite the same.Continue reading “Parkinson’s & Hearing Loss: Fact or Fiction- By Dr. De Leon”