Tips for dealing with Chronic Pain: by Dr. De Leon

  As I have spent the last week or so dealing with one type of pain or another I thought it might be worthy to go over the different types of pain people with Parkinson’s disease can experience and discuss some of the ways we can treat such pains while maintaining a full life. LivingContinue reading “Tips for dealing with Chronic Pain: by Dr. De Leon”

An Overview of Common Skin & Wound Challenges Encountered In Parkinson’s Disease:By Dr. De Leon

Parkinson’s affects our insides and outsides and although commonly labeled as a movement disorder it has many more non -motor manifestations which can wreak havoc in our daily life’s . Some are cumbersome and embarrassing while others can be downright difficult to bear and live with. Since dopamine, the major neurotransmitter involved in PD aboundsContinue reading “An Overview of Common Skin & Wound Challenges Encountered In Parkinson’s Disease:By Dr. De Leon”

Camino al Mundial 2016 (Congreso del Parkinson -WPC 2016):Dra. De Leon

Estoy muy entusiasmada y agradecida de poder formar parte del comité encargado de los preparativos para un evento tan especial e importante como es el congreso mundial del Parkinson. Este evento se lleva acabo cada 3 años. El último se llevó acabo en Montreal. Este año se celebrará el cuarto Congreso Mundial en la ciudad deContinue reading “Camino al Mundial 2016 (Congreso del Parkinson -WPC 2016):Dra. De Leon”

Go Red: A must for women with PD: By Dr. De Leon

“Follow your heart but take your brain along.”   February is not only the month of love but is also more importantly the month in which we bring awareness to the 2 most important organs we have -our BRAIN & our HEART. Brain & heart health are extremely important for all but particularly for womenContinue reading “Go Red: A must for women with PD: By Dr. De Leon”

Common Causes & Treatments of Dizziness in PD: By Dr. De Leon

“Know what to do if you feel faint or dizzy, especially if you might fall and hit your head.“ Marilyn vos Savant   Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological illness affecting the basal ganglia causing neuronal cell death of the dopamine producing cells within the substancia nigra as well as neuronal death in otherContinue reading “Common Causes & Treatments of Dizziness in PD: By Dr. De Leon”

Meningioma’s & Parkinson’s – Taking a Closer Look at Their Connection: By Dr. De Leon

Since both my mother and grandmother have been found to have brain meningiomas, I have begun to take a very serious look at this matter. My search has lead me to find a few cases of meningioma – benign brain tumor arising from the lining covering of the brain (the meninges) presenting as reversible Parkinsonism.Continue reading “Meningioma’s & Parkinson’s – Taking a Closer Look at Their Connection: By Dr. De Leon”

When Is a Tremor a Sign of Parkinson’s Disease?: By Dr. De Leon

Are you often asked by others, if you are nervous or cold? Do you frequently hide your hands in your pockets when you walk to avoid stares from onlookers ? When you are out in public  do feel all eyes are on you and makes you shake more? So you stick your hand(s) in your pocket asContinue reading “When Is a Tremor a Sign of Parkinson’s Disease?: By Dr. De Leon”

Signs that your body is in trouble – especially in midst of living with PD: By Dr. De Leon

There are many subtle ways that our bodies tell us that something is not right. The body is a perfect organism always in balance. Have you suddenly had a craving for something sweet, sour or salty? I have – and is not just pregnant women that have cravings. Funny thing when I was pregnant IContinue reading “Signs that your body is in trouble – especially in midst of living with PD: By Dr. De Leon”

I am having trouble swallowing …could it be my Parkinson’s or something else? By Dr. De Leon

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” Julia Child   As we start a New Year, thoughts of health and staying healthy seems to be one of the foremost concerns in most of our minds, at least they are for me. Most of us who haveContinue reading “I am having trouble swallowing …could it be my Parkinson’s or something else? By Dr. De Leon”