Parkinson’s Disease: Impact on Family-by Dr. De Leon

“Friends LOVE through all kinds of weather, and families stick TOGETHER in all kinds of trouble.” ~Proverbs 17:17 A Midst increasing focus on women’s issues in PD, I and others are beginning to realize the burden of living with and having a chronic illness like Parkinson’s can exact on the family nucleus. Sometimes the burden canContinue reading “Parkinson’s Disease: Impact on Family-by Dr. De Leon”

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 theContinue reading “Tips to Over come Communication Impairment in PD: By Dr. De Leon”

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 schedulingContinue reading “Going to the Dentist Can Be a Challenge When You Have PD: by Dr. De Leon”

The Power of The Mind in determining Our Response to Medications & Other Therapies : By Dr. De Leon

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”   Aldous Huxley, Brave New World     Have you ever wondered why some people seem to always get better with any medication or treatment given; while others have the opposite effect no matter what the treatment therapy is? Well, you have heard of theContinue reading “The Power of The Mind in determining Our Response to Medications & Other Therapies : By Dr. De Leon”

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 someContinue reading “Travel Tips with DBS- by Yuma BeV/Dr. De Leon”

El cambio de papeles- Dra. De Leon

Al continuar la campaña de #EndParkinsons ( #terminemos con él Parkinson) este mes de abril reconocido como el mes de hacer conciencia por la enfermedad que afecta casi 10 millones de habitantes al rededor del mundo no debemos olvidarnos de aquellos que dan de su servicio y amor incondicional para cuidarnos. No cabe duda queContinue reading “El cambio de papeles- Dra. De Leon”

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,Continue reading “When Roles Change-By Dr. De Leon”

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 neurologistContinue reading “Make the most out of your health team: by Dr. De Leon”

Breathing problems & PD: Dr. De Leon

  “The Trick Is To Keep Breathing ” …because as long we are breathing we can start again! a friend asked if I could talk about nocturnal breathing problems with PD. I will try to discuss the causes and treatments here. As a trained Parkinson’s Doctor, I am still amazed by the enormity of symptomsContinue reading “Breathing problems & PD: Dr. De Leon”