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Tips to finding Joy this Holiday Season: By Maria De Leon

“Half of joy of life is in the little things taken on the run..so let us keep our hearts young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us.” Victor Cheribulez Here we are again, like in olden days, gearing up once more for a busy and stressful season especially for those

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Till death do us part in dealing with chronic illness such as Parkinson’s disease…By Dr. De Leon

“There is simply no medicine that will cure what happiness can’t cure.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez In a time when marriages end faster than we can say “I do” how to make a marriage work in the midst of living with a chronic illness is no easy feat. Establishing a balance with your partner can

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Demystifying Dyskinesias: By Dr. De Leon

Today, I though I would talk once more about the dreaded D- dyskenesias- We have all seen patients and heard stories of the horrible life of having dyskenesias – many are so terrified that they avoid taking medications altogether. Are all involuntary movements dyskenesias? No! some parkinson’s patients along with parkinson’s plus  and parkinsonism patients

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The Top 10 SPOOKY Things Living with PD which Can Send a Frightful Scream! : By Dr. De Leon

1. Getting PD Diagnosis– this can suddenly make your heart stop beating – feels like you have flat lined until a helpful friend comes along. 2. Losing control of your mind. I get off the car to check the mail only to see my car rolling down the hill because I just step out without

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Tips to Prevent and Treat Neck Pain Caused by PD & Dystonia: By Dr. De Leon

” I got bone spurs that jingle, jangle, jingle.” ~ unknown Neck pain is an extremely common problem which afflicts all of us who suffer from Parkinson’s disease at one time or another. Also is a frequent source of disability for those who have cervical torticollis, and generalized dystonia independent of etiology. The cause in both cases is increase

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Melanoma Awareness & Tips for Prevention: By Dr. De Leon

Let the Sea Cleanse You “When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” ~ Rainer Maria  Rilke It is important to realize that

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DYSKENESIAs: The Dreaded “D” Word in Parkinson’s: By Dr. De Leon

Dancing, dystonic, discombobulated, distraught these are all ways people with Parkinson’s feel when contemplating the possibility of a life with dyskenesias after the initial shock of receiving a diagnosis. Yet, the reality is very different in my experience and to those who have studied dyskenesia epidemiology. Patients have been so fearful of Levodopa to the

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Health & Beauty tip # 21: Life after Parkinson’s- by Dr. De Leon

Is there Life after Parkinson’s? Many would argue and answer in the negative while others hold reservation inclined to a more optimistic attitude…. I would say a resounding YES!….There CAN be a GREAT LIFE after Parkinson’s… just look at Michael J. Fox ….he has been up and down ( now I feel like breaking into

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Love & Parkinson’s: by Dr. De Leon

Today on this day of love and friendship I want to remind everyone about the power of LOVE in our lives- as it is the biggest intrinsic dopamine producer of our brains!!! We all know that feeling of being completely head over heels with someone and feeling on top of the world, unable to eat or sleep,

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