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Upcoming Events
  • August 16: Tremble Clefs, South Denver Fall Session Begins
  • August 29: Educational Event featuring Ben Petrick
  • September 15: Support Group Leader Summit
  • September 25: Education PAR Excellence: What is the Meaning of Illness and Disability?
  • October 13: The Doctor Is In, Grand Junction
  • October 14: Grand Junction 1st Annual Vitality Walk
  • October 20: Saturday Education, Eat, Drink and Live Well: Swallowing Issues for People with Parkinson's


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Save the Date
On Wednesday, August 29th the Parkinson Association in conjunction with Swedish Medical Center will host a free educational event featuring former Rockies player, Ben Petrick. More information will be announced soon.


11:00am - Noon 
Empowerment Made Possible Through Restorative Therapies for Parkinson's Disease, with Dr. Monique Giroux and Sierra Farris, PA of the Movement and Neuroperformance Center
Noon - 1:00 pm
Lunch and presentation from the Parkinson Association of the Rockies
1:00 - 2:00 pm
A Home Run Against Parkinson's disease, A Patient's Perspective with Ben Petrick

Location: Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204


Seats are limited | Lunch will be served
The Davis Phinney Foundation announced the launch of its Every Victory CountsŪ manual's second edition, which uniquely gives people living with Parkinson's - and their care partners and family members - the tools they need to take a proactive approach to self-care from diagnosis through advanced stages of the disease, including the latest information for the recently diagnosed, expanded content specifically for care partners and guidance for living with young-onset Parkinson's.
The Every Victory Counts manual, which is endorsed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants, offers rich, interactive content co-authored by Monique Giroux, MD and Sierra Farris, MA, MPAS, PA-C. For more information on Dr. Monique Giroux and Sierra Farris or their new Movement and Neuroperformance Center in Coloradoplease visit their website here 
The Every Victory Counts program manual is available for a donation of $27.00 and can be ordered through the Davis Phinney Foundation website or by calling 
1-855-PHINNEY. All manual proceeds will support Davis Phinney Foundation. 


COMIRB #10-1472
Title: Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase II Study Of Pioglitazone In Early Parkinson's disease (FS-ZONE)
Investigator: Maureen Leehey, MD
Overview: This research study plans to study the effect of pioglitazone (Actos) on the progression (change over time) of PD over 44 weeks. The study will evaluate whether pioglitazone (Actos) is safe and well tolerated. 
Eligibility: People at least 30+ years old with PD less than 5 years ago on a stable dose of rasagiline or selegiline. Cannot be diabetic.
Contact: Jacci Bainbridge, (303) 724-2614 | University of Colorado, Movement Disorders


Motor Fluctuations
Overview: A 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to explore the efficacy and safety of an oral medication when combined with increased doses of L-dopa in patients with OFF time and moderate-severe L-dopa induced dyskinesia. 
Eligibility: This 12-week study will evaluate whether the use of this oral medication can increase the therapeutic window of L-dopa in patients whose control of their Parkinson's disease symptoms is limited by the development of dyskinesia's when higher dose of L-dopa are used. 
Contact: Breanna Nickels, (303) 357-5445 | Colorado Neurological Institute


For more information on research trials in your 
area, visit the Clinical Trials section of our website.
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