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"Some Overlooked Non-Motor Issues In Parkinson's Disease"

A FREE Symposium Hosted by the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group

"Some Overlooked Non-Motor Issues In Parkinson's Disease" is a
symposium for patients and families living with Parkinson's Disease

The Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group is pleased to host this symposium during Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

The presentations will provide more in-depth Parkinson’s patient and care partner education on some often overlooked non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease than we normally can cover during a support group meeting.

NOTE: The symposium will take the place of our regular monthly meeting.

Welcome Table

Attendees will have several opportunities to visit vendor tables.
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Times: 8:30 AM -12:30 PM
Location: Lexington Medical Park 1 - Auditorium
2720 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169

Click here for a Google Directions Map to Lexington Medical Center Location

Click here to download and print a PDF file of the "Main Campus and Parking Map" --- The auditorium is located in "Lexington Medical Park 1" which is on the left of the main hospital building (see the purple color) and parking is in the parking area designated as (B).

Click here to download and print a PDF file of the "Map of Lexington Medical Park 1" --- Enter into the Main Entrance of Park 1 - Turn left and go through the immediate doors - The auditorium entrance doors are directly in front of you.

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Cost for Symposium is FREE -- A $5 donation per person would be appreciated to help defray the cost of hosting the symposium. Donations can be made when you check-in at the symposium.

For general questions about the symposium, please contact:

Mike Brown
Telephone: 803-551-4004
Email: CPSG.SC@gmail.com
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Presentations & Sessions Schedule
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Set-up of Symposium Auditorium, Resource area, and Vendor
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast - Opportunity to Visit Vendors & Resources Tables

Please Be Seated by 9:00 AM for the Start of the Symposium

9:00 AM - 9:25 AM Welcome To Symposium -and- Introduction & Demonstration of "Dancing With Parkinson's"
9:25 AM - 9:30 AM Introduction of Samantha Reed, MS, CCC-SLP - Speech Language Pathologist
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Samantha Reed, MS, CCC-SLP - Speech Language Pathologist and Beth Senn, SLP - Outpatient Speech-Language Pathologist
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM Break -and- Opportunity to Visit Vendors & Resources Tables
10:40 AM - 10:45 AM Introduction of Dr. Lindsey Cox, MD - Urologist
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Dr. Lindsey Cox, MD - Urologist
11:30 AM - 11:35 AM Introduction of Dr. Peter B. Rosenquist, M.D. - Psychiatrist
11:35 AM - 12:20 PM Dr. Peter B. Rosenquist, M.D. - Psychiatrist
12:20 PM - 12:30 PM Closing remarks
Meet Our Guest Speakers

Angie Baker

Angie Baker
Dance Carolina

Dance PD

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"If I Can't Dance - Dancing with Parkinson's"

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Why Dance With PD™
Topic: "Dancing With Parkinson's"

This presentation will provide demonstration of dance class elements, and discuss support of the therapeutic benefits of dance for Parkinson's patients and their caregivers. 

Speaker:  Angela R Baker, Owner, DanceCarolina LLC; Professional Member. Dance With Parkinson's

Angie Baker is the founding director of DanceCarolina of Mount Pleasant, SC, and the director of the FEELanthropy dance outreach program. She is currently completing training for Dance With PD(TM) through the Mark Morris Dance Group of Brooklyn, NY. Working with the Charleston PD Support Group, Angie has developed a Dance with Parkinson's class for local patients and their caregivers, as well as offering classes at assisted living homes and for special needs students. With a degree in Arts Management and extensive continuing education training in dance, she is certified to teach through DanceMasters of America.

Angie Baker
Dance Carolina, LLC

3381 S Morgan’s Pt Rd, #501

Mt Pleasant, SC  29466
Telephone: 843-388-9367
Email: angie@dancecarolina.com
Email: info@dancecarolina.com
Dance Carolina - www.dancecarolina.com
FEELanthropy program - http://dancecarolina.com/feelanthropy/

Dr. Lindsey Cox

Dr. Lindsey Cox, M.D.
Topic: "Effects of Parkinson's on the Urological system"

Speaker: Dr. Lindsey Cox, MD
- Urologist

Dr. Cox is a Urologist at MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) in Charleston, SC, where she works with Parkinson patients at the MUSC Movement Disorder Center.

Lindsey Cox, M.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urology at MUSC. She received her fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  She completed Urology Residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Click here for a profile of Dr. Lindsey Cox  http://www.muschealth.org/providerdirectory/Cox-Lindsey

Samantha Reed

Samantha Reed

Beth Senn

Beth Senn, SLP
Topic: "Swallowing and Speech Issues (Dysphagia) in Parkinson's Patients"

Speaker: Samantha Reed, MS, CCC-SLP - Speech Language Pathologist and Beth Senn, SLP - Outpatient Speech-Language Pathologist

Samantha Reed has a Master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) in Charleston.  She is a member of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association; serves on the Medical ICU interdisciplinary team; and is certified in the use of VitalStim therapy.  As a Speech Language Pathologist at Lexington Medical Center in the intensive care units, medical floors and surgical areas. Samantha works with stroke, head and neck cancer, dementia, pulmonary, and Parkinson's Disease patients. 

Contact: smreed@lexhealth.org

Beth Senn is an Outpatient Speech-Language Pathologist at Lexington Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, located on the LMC campus.  She graduated from the University of South Carolina and has 18 years of experience working to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice and swallowing disorders in children, adolescents and adults.

Dr. Peter Rosenquist

Dr. Peter B. Rosenquist, M.D.
Topic: "Non-motor Parkinson's -- A psychiatrist's perspective"

This presentation will discuss the cognitive, emotional and psychological difficulties which may emerge during the course of Parkinson's disease. 

Speaker: Peter B. Rosenquist, M.D. -
Professor and Vice Chair

Dr. Peter Rosenquist
 is a Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Augusta University. Dr. Rosenquist is also Director of Therapeutic Neurostimulation. He came to Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he is a tenured Professor and has been on the Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine since 1991. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, the University of Nebraska Medical School, and completed his Psychiatry residency at the Chicago Medical School. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
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OUR SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS - Thank you, to our SPONSORS for helping to make this event possible through their generosity.

Colonial Gardens
Colonial Gardens – Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

We are committed to being the leader in providing quality personal services for our residents while honoring the experience of aging. Our specially designed community for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias offers personalized care for the uniqueness of each resident. Our distinctive program, Meaningful Moments, takes on a holistic approach to caring for our residents as individuals, not just a diagnosis, with the understanding that a person living with dementia can continue to experience life in a meaningful way.


3565 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169
Telephone: 803-796-2556

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Gentiva® home health

At Gentiva, our clinically advanced care helps you or your loved one live safely and more independently in the comfort of home after an illness, injury or surgery. Our mission is to help patients maximize their independence through full recovery. We assess each patient’s unique environment, needs and goals, to achieve the results they want.

Our committed staff coordinates with your physician, family, caregivers and community services. We act as a bridge between the patient’s doctor and home and work with you or your loved one’s physician to deliver a clear picture of progress and respond to any sudden changes in health.

We are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care where patients want to be cared for most - in the comfort of home.

Gentiva Home Healthcare
810 Dutch Square Blvd
(803) 791-3704
Gentiva Home Health
2000 Center Point Rd
(803) 731-2365

Hawthorne Pharmacy and Medical Equipment
Hawthorne Pharmacy and Medical Equipment

Here at Hawthorne Pharmacy, we want to help you live well. That’s why we are diligent in bringing you top-notch, quality customer service. For nearly 70 years, we’ve built our reputation on providing medications as well as the information needed to take them. From compounding to medical equipment and quarterly seminars, we’re here with you every step of the way to ensure you receive the utmost in quality care and attention that you deserve. Here at Hawthorne, we’re about your health.
Taylor Street Location
1520 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Tel: 803-227-4451
Fax: 803-256-9727
Hawthorne Medical Equipment
1520 Taylor Street
Columbia SC 29201
Tel: 803-227-4450
Fax: 803-256-8770

Lexington Medical Center
Lexington Medical Center

Our 414-bed modern medical complex anchors a vast, countywide network of more than 600 physicians, 60 medical practices, six community-based medical and urgent care centers, an occupational health center, the largest extended care facility in the Carolinas and an Alzheimer’s care center. And that’s just the beginning.

We are a PCI hospital, Certified Primary Stroke Center and Bariatric Center of Excellence. Our heart and cancer programs are nationally certified and affiliated with Duke Health. We’ve been named Columbia’s “Best Place to Have a Baby”, “Best Hospital” and one of the “Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S.” Honors all made possible by a dedicated, talented team of healthcare professionals and staff.


Main Campus
2720 Sunset Blvd.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Telephone: (803) 791-2000

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When Life Depends on Medical Technology

"Since pioneering the use of electrical stimulation to treat irregular heart rates in the 1950s, Medtronic has developed several more core technologies, and applied them to numerous innovative medical therapies that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for millions of people around the world. Electrical Stimulation - Using electricity to encourage normal physiology or suppress abnormal physiology."


Lutheran Homes of SC
Lutheran Homes of South Carolina

"After more than a century, Lutheran Homes of South Carolina’s ministry continues to evolve and set standards for a comprehensive continuum of care and services for older adults."

"Believing in the presence of God, the value of human life and the dignity of the individual, the mission of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina, Inc. as a ministry of the church, is to promote the well-being of older adults by providing residential, health care and hospice services."

Email: marketing@lhomes.org

300 Ministry Drive
Irmo, SC 29063

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Right at Home - In Home Care & Assistance

"We provide a wide range of services customized to your needs. Our care scenarios will walk you through real life cases where our in-home care was the right choice. The services we provide can be classified as in home care services and special home care situations. From short term respite care to 24/7 Alzheimer's care our services are the answer."


Right at Home Columbia
810 Dutch Square Boulevard - Suite 113
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: 803-551-4004

Simply Thick
Simply Thick - Simply Different, Simply Better

SimplyThick manufactures and distributes a thickening gel for food and beverages designed to enhance life quality for people with swallowing disorders. Our gel is xanthan gum-based, and it provides a far superior outcome for end-users than the only other thickening option in the marketplace which is modified cornstarch. Parkinson’s victims often have swallowing issues which require thickened beverages and sometimes pureed foods.


Email: info@simplythick.com

SimplyThick, LLC
Attn: Customer Service
200 South Hanley Road, Suite 1102
St. Louis, MO 63105-0010

Orders & Customer Service (Available 24 / 7 / 365)
Phone: (800) 205-7115

Teva Pharmaceuticals
Teva Pharmaceuticals

"Improving health across the country and the globe for more than 110 years, Teva has dedicated their global presence and strength to helping patients."

"Teva is a leader in the treatment of Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders, providing an array of products including for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), for symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and for the treatment of sleep disorders."

"Teva is working every day to make quality healthcare accessible. As a manufacturer of specialty and generic pharmaceuticals, Teva provides both new and innovative therapies and greater access to affordable medicines."


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Trek PT

"Physical Therapy can mean many different things to many different people, but the true meaning of PT is simple. PT is a way to help those who find themselves limited by pain, discomfort, or difficulty moving to get their lives back."

" Movement is at the heart of everything that you love to do, and if you cannot participate to the fullest in the activities you love because of trouble with movement, Trek PT can help you get to where you want and deserve to be.

Email: trekphysicaltherapy@gmail.com

1036 Kinley Road, Suite A
Irmo, SC 29063
Telephone: 803.764.6488
Fax: 803.764.6572

Vital Energey Wellness and Rehab

Vital Energy Wellness and Rehab Center

Vital Energy is an occupational therapy, physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and wellness center.  The goal at Vital Energy is to promote and provide healing and wellness.  We offer traditional therapies as well as many different types of alternative therapies.  Our center is a well-equipped, state-of-the-art facility which is environmentally friendly in a relaxed setting. 

Email: admin@vitalenergytherapy.com

Lexington Location
163 Charter Oak Rd.
(1 block from Lex High)
Lexington, SC 29072
Telephone: 803.359.1551
Fax: 803-359-0362
Forest Drive Location
3800 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
Tel: 803.764.2363
Fax: 803.550.9389

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