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Jennifer Farren Mmsc Pa

Practitioner Assisted Stretching For Parkinson’s Disease

Jen studied neurology at UC Berkeley during her undergrad years and completed her physician associate training at Yale University. She subsequently joined the team at RMMDC and enjoys working with individuals with all types of movement disorders. Jen feels privileged to contribute to exciting new research targeting therapies to improve the lives of her patients. Outside of the clinic, Jen enjoys reading, trying new recipes, and hiking with her family and dog, Sammie.

Treatment For Parkinsons Disease

There is currently no cure for the disease itself, but there are options to treat the symptoms of PD. A combination of medications, physical and/or occupational therapy, support groups, and of course, top-quality vision care can give a PD patient relief for some of their symptoms and tools to help cope with the condition.

Research and clinical trials are continuing as doctors and others in the medical community work towards the goal of finding a cure for PD.

No two patients are alike, and each can experience PD differently from the other, so finding what works for you or your loved one is key. During this Parkinson’s Awareness Month, share your #KeyToPD and give your loved ones hope for a healthy and high quality of life.

Donations For Drawing Tickets: $10/entry And Bundle For Savings

$10 for 1 entry, $25 for 3 entries, $50 for 6 entries, $75 for 10 entries, or $100 for 15 entries.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to participate, purchase your tickets online and then call or email Jess by 4:00pm on Thursday, February 2nd at jnagell@parkinsonrockies.org or 303-830-1839 and tell her which package you would like your entries to go towards.

Online Registration will be Closed as of February 2nd!

Registration begins

CONTACT JESS FOR MORE INFO:

JNAGELL@PARKINSONROCKIES.ORG OR

830-1839

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Coping With Vision Problems From Parkinson’s

There is currently no cure for the disease itself, but there are options to treat the symptoms of PD. A combination of medications, physical and/or occupational therapy, support groups, and of course, top-quality vision care can give a PD patient relief for some of their symptoms and tools to help cope with the condition.

Research and clinical trials are continuing as doctors and others in the medical community work towards the goal of finding a cure for PD.

No two patients are alike, and each can experience PD differently from the other, so finding what works for you or your loved one iskey. During this Parkinson’s Awareness Month, share your #KeyToPD and give your loved ones hope for a healthy and high quality of life.

How Does Parkinson’s Affect Vision

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Parkinson’s can have a significant impact on vision and ocular health. Patients with PD often find themselves unable to control blinking. Blinking is good for the eyes as it moisturizes the surface and clears it from foreign substances. Less blinking can cause Dry Eye Syndrome, resulting in itchy, red, or gritty-feeling eyes. Other people blink too much or can t keep their eyes open.

In more serious cases, Parkinsons affects the nerves that help us see. Someone with PD may experience blurry vision, double vision, difficulty seeing color and contrast, problems with focus, and other visual symptoms.

In addition to the inherent impact of the disease, some of the medications used to treat Parkinsons symptoms have known side effects including dry eyes, blurred eyesight and even hallucinations in advanced PD.

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Mona Shriver Clinic Operations & Billing Manager

A Denver native, Mona is a former elementary school teacher and middle and high school coach who has worked in medical practices in one capacity or another for over 30 years. She acts as the practice manager and billing manager at RMMDC. When not spending time with her husband and 3 daughters, Mona is an avid reader and likes to walk/hike and work with a variety of crafts.

Jennifer Barajas

Despite Parkinsons Greg Climbed One Of The Highest Mountains In The Us

At the age of 59, with a 27-year history of Parkinsons disease under his belt, Greg made it to the top Dr. Kumar has been so supportive of me reaching this dream that he even said he would climb it with me, Hatstat explains. Mt. Harvard, near Buena Vista, is a very difficult climb. Its the third-highest peak in Colorado and the fourth-highest in the contiguous United States, rising 4,400 feet in 6.5 miles to a summit of 14,433 feet.

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Welcome To The University Of Colorado Movement Disorders Center

The Movement Disorders Center is a nationally recognized center for specialty care of those with movement disorders. The MDC is headquartered at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. The campus is the largest health center in the Rocky Mountain Regions.

The University of Colorado has a long distinguished history of excellence in this area including the first and largest trial of cell transplantation for Parkinsons disease, development of the most widely used speech therapy for Parkinsons disease, ground-breaking works in the description of Fragile-X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome, development of the first palliative care clinic in the United States focused on movement disorders, and one of the largest deep brain stimulation surgery centers in the country.

The mission of the MDC is to excel in the care of movement disorders patients and related research. We accomplish this mission by:

  • providing world-class clinical care to patients.
  • conducting cutting-edge interdisciplinary research.
  • serving as a regional and national leader in educating movement disorders professionals.
  • serving as a regional leader in community involvement for patient advocacy and education.

The physicians and other practitioners of the MDC are leaders in community outreach. We are active in speaking to support groups and working with the regions movement disorders community organizations. The MDC also hosts annual educational symposia for patients, care partners, and families.

Corporate Sponsorships And Partnerships

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There are many options for corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Please call 830-1839 to obtain a partnership packet or create a customized partnership. Sponsorship opportunities include: educational programs, exercise and activity services, direct care services and marketing as well as community awareness events

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  • Parkinson Association of the Rockies
  • Mission:Parkinson Association of the Rockies supports, strengthens and empowers the Parkinson’s community of Colorado. We do this through educating, promoting research, crea … Parkinson Association of the Rockies supports, strengthens and empowers the Parkinson’s community of Colorado. We do this through educating, promoting research, creating awareness, serving as an advocate and providing support services for the Parkinson’s community.

    Parkinson Association of the Rockies is a 501 organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1982, and donations are tax-deductible.

    1325 S COLORADO BLVD STE 204-B Denver CO 80222-3311

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits’ annual tax filings . As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Parkinson Association of the Rockies is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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    The Yampa Valley Parkinson Support Network

    All proceeds from Ski for Parkinsons are designated to benefit the Yampa Valley Parkinson Support Networks activities. Your support of Ski for Parkinsons allows all people with Parkinsons and their care partners, in the Yampa Valley communities, to attend any of these programs and services free of charge.

    The Yampa Valley Parkinson Support Network, an affiliate of the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, provides supportive services and programs to those living with Parkinsons and their Care Partners in the Yampa Valley communities. Ski for Parkinsons is dedicated to the memory of Bill Root. Bill was a leader in forming the Yampa Valley Parkinson Support Group, the Parkinsons Nordic Instructional Program and the inaugural Ski for Parkinsons Event. Bills kindness and humor are sorely missed – but his passion continues to live on through this event!

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    Clinical Research Team With Cenexel Rmcr

    • Parkinsons Disease Clinical Trials

    • Lewy Body Dementia Clinical Trials

    • Huntingtons Disease Research Studies

    • Dystonia Clinical Research

    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Clinical Trials

    • And many other neurological disorders

    • We serve one of the largest populations of patients with Parkinsons disease and other movement disorders in Colorado

    • We are a Huntingtons Disease Society of America Center of Excellence for the Rocky Mountain Region

    Victoria Segro Msn Anp

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    Ms. Segro is a certified adult practitioner after receiving her masters degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado. She has worked in movement disorders neurology since 2000. Vicki is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. She is one of the few nurse practitioners nationally certified as a clinical research investigator with the Parkinson Study Group and Huntington Study Group. Vicki has lived in Colorado since graduating from college, and she loves to spend time with her family and participate in the arts.

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    Parkinson’s Association Of The Rockies’ 4th Annual E3 Conference

    Blue Sky Neurology would like to thank those who stopped by our exhibit at the Parkinson Association of the Rockies 4th annual e3: educate empower energize Conference this past Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Aurora Denver. The conference brought together individuals with Parkinsons, their care partners and family members, as well as professionals who shared tips and tricks for living dynamic and vibrant lives.

    Blue Sky Neurology is an innovative neurological practice that provides the full spectrum of neurological care, including Parkinsons disease. In addition, one of our board certified neurologists, Aaron Haug MD, is fellowship trained in movement disorders and has expertise in the medical treatment of the motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson disease, evaluation and management of deep brain stimulation, and other movement disorders including atypical parkinsonism.

    What Is Parkinsons Disease

    Parkinsons Disease is a neurological disorder that affects the brains ability to control physical movement. It typically affects middle aged people and the elderly. Parkinsons causes a decrease in the brains natural levels of dopamine, which normally aids nerve cells in passing messages within the brain. According to The Parkinsons Foundation and Statistics Canada, the disorder affects an estimated 1 million people in the United States, 55 000 Canadians, and 10 million globally.

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    Melissa Overbaugh Accounting & Business Manager

    Melissa has over 26 years of experience in accounting services, payroll services, tax preparation, budgeting, and small business management and administration. Personal interests include almost anything outdoors with an expressive love for hiking and spending time with her four children, family, and friends.

    Parkinson Association Of The Rockies

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    Parkinson Association of the Rockies

    Founded
    Jodi Brown, Cari Friedman, Seth Dean, Elena Cussler, Eli Edwards, Michael Barber, Joanna Aguirre
    Website www.parkinsonrockies.org

    The Parkinson Association of the Rockies is a Colorado care and researchnot-for-profit organization whose aim is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease through education, research, awareness and support for those with Parkinson’s disease, their families and the community.

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    Parkinson Superwalk 2012 September 8

    2012 marks the 22nd anniversary of Superwalk, Parkinson Societys annual fundraising event. In 2011, a record $3 million dollars was raised nationally through SuperWalk, funding 28 research projects as well as providing resources for education, advocacy and support services to the over 100,000 Canadians living with this debilitating disease. This year, it is our goal to raise $3 million, $900, 000 of which is hoped to come from generous supporters in Central and Northern Ontario.

    The Bracebridge SuperWalk will be held on Saturday, September 8th at Monck Public School, with registration beginning at 9:00 am. This is a fun family event with participants ranging from infancy and on! You can even register your family as a team. Everyone is welcome!

    With your help we can provide a better life and a brighter future for Canadians living with Parkinsons today. A world without Parkinsons tomorrow. For more information on SuperWalk and to register or sponsor a walker please visit www.parkinsonsuperwalk.ca or call1.800.565.3000.

    Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site

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    The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site is located in the Canadian Rockies. It consists of seven contiguous parks including four national parks:

    The area is known for its natural environment and biological diversity. It includes the Burgess Shale site, a World Heritage Site in its own right from 1980 to 1984, when it was included in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks WHS designation.

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