Here’s what to do when someone has a seizure (tip: don’t run away)

Epilepsy, seizures

Empathy & action for those having seizures

The Epilepsy Foundation’s latest campaign is to “rewire the fight-or-flight reaction most people have when seeing someone have a seizure and replace it with empathy and action”.

Here’s what to do when someone has a seizure:

The three Ss of seizure first aid

Remain calm. Remember Three Ss: Stay, Safe, Side.

· Stay with the person having a seizure.
· Make sure the person is Safe.
· If the the person convulses, turn him/her on their Side.
· Never put anything in the person’s mouth.
· If the seizure persists longer than 5 minutes, call 911.

Via the Epilepsy Foundation:
· Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain. According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries.

Abnormal electrical impulses in the brain

· Public misunderstanding about epilepsy causes social challenges like bullying, discrimination, and depression. People don’t want to talk about it, but we can no longer ignore it.
· Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. There are 3.4 million people in the U.S. living with active epilepsy – that’s more than Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy combined. Yet, Epilepsy receives one-tenth the research funding than any one of those neurological disorders.

Sincerely,
Dr. Timothy Allen
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies

Empathy & action for those living with Epilepsy

#FortCollins #neurology #neurologist #Colorado #Wyoming #Cheyenne

#EpilepsyAwareness
#NEAM2018
Let’s #UseOurBrains
to #EndEpilepsy

Total Recall: People Who Remember Everything

brain, memory, videos

Before I forget, here’s an interesting video about a rare brain condition known as Superior Autobiographical Memory (aka Hyperthymesia):

Includes commentary by neurobiologist Dr. James McGaugh from the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at University of California, Irvine.

Enjoy!
Dr. Timothy Allen
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies

#TotalRecall #Schwarzenegger
#neurologist #neurology #Wyoming #Colorado #Fort Collins #Cheyenne
#SuperiorAutobiographicalMemory
#hyperthymesia

Dec. 14: the gift of rock 🎶

events, music therapy

The gift of Dr. Eric Olsen

Ready for some music therapy?

I’ll be performing with The Roctors band on December 14th. For details, click here to view The Roctors website. See you there!

The gift of Drake Johnson

#MusicTherapy #LiveMusic #FortCollins #Christmas #Roctors #TheRoctors

Congrats to CommUnity Acupuncture & Massage!

integrative medicine, local business

This is not an ad. I’m simply a neurologist who supports integrative healthcare. I’m not being paid to say the following…

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Great news! I juuust found out Fort Collins CommUnity Acupuncture & Massage has been voted best acupuncture clinic in FoCo for 2018. Let’s give them a round of applause!

I’m a big fan of CommUnity. I’ve referred many of my patients there for affordable treatments.

I’ve personally been to the clinic myself for acupuncture/cupping, and can vouch for their exceptional services.

Neurologist Dr. Tim Allen gets cupped (myofascial massage) by acupuncturist David Gorski

Click here and here to read about my experiences.

Have a great day,
Dr. Timothy Allen
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies

Neurologist Dr. Tim Allen's adventures in acupuncture & cupping

#acupuncture #massage #cupping #affordable #FortCollins #Colorado

Quote of the day

quote of the day
“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists… it is real… it is possible… it’s yours.” — Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand quote -- do not let your fire go out...

#quote #AynRand
#optimism #hope #spark

Tonight! Box of Rocks… see you there!

events, music therapy

Music therapy alert: Tonight I’ll perform with the band Box of Rocks at Island Grill from 8pm ’til 12am.

Maybe, just maybe, the Box of Rocks could maybe, just maybe, play, someday at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. That’d be quite the extraordinary journey, but only if we don’t stop believin’.

Until then, Box of Rocks will settle as being little pieces of gravel in the big pond of Fort Collins.

Dr. Anthony Doing, MD

Dr. Anthony Doing Van Halen

Which artists makeup the Box of Rocks, you ask?

There’s no quick way to answer that, for no stone will be left unturned; no rock star will be forgotten.

Drake Johnson

Drake Johnson Hendrix

Madonna K. Esslinger

Dr. EFlea Stevens

Lady Liz Stevens-Gaga

Box of Rocks is an alleged potpourri of performers (some, not all) from other doctorly bands including (but not limited to):

The Roctors
Black Box Warning
KD & The Painkillers
The Pop-torts
The Liabilties
The State Board Waterboarders
Peanut Butter & JAMA Sandwich
Out of Pocket, Into Rock It
The HIPPA Hoodwinks
Tempo Mandibular
Rock Hernia
The Scrubkleptics
Sharps Container A-Go-Go
Carpe Per Diem
The Copayer Haters
Page Against the Machine
Frankie Goes AMA

Dr. Lars Olsen Ulrich

Dr. Def Olsen Leppard

So many names. So many nicknames. So many members. So many factions.

Dr. Angus B. Peters

Listen here: rock cannot be contained into a box.

One thing is 100% certain: TONIGHT, YOU WILL BE ROCKED.

See you there,
Dr. Tim Allen
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies

A Flock of Tim Allen

#neurology #MusicTherapy
#neurologist #Cheyenne #FortCollins
#music #Roctors

It’s Square Dance Day!

exercise, holiday, humor, videos

My advice as a neurologist? To prevent head injury, please consider wearing a helmet during your do-si-dos.

But seriously, square dancing is an excellent physical activity for people young & old.

Square dance in Colorado here; square dance in Wyoming here.

It’s hip to be square,
Dr. Timothy Allen
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies

#neurologist #neurology
#Wyoming #Colorado
#FortCollins #Cheyenne
#SquareDanceDay
#SquareDancing

Triple T Haven: a healing place for trauma survivors

animal therapy, local business, trauma

Located in Ault, Colorado, Triple T Haven is a healing place for trauma survivors. It’s a unique setting where patients ground, regroup, and reset their brains by way of animal-assisted therapy in a farm environment.

Oftentimes, modern medicine can be cold, sterile, and uninviting. At TTH, you’ll find the opposite. The welcoming medical offices of TTH connect to an indoor horse arena. Instead of isolation, patients become part of the herd.

Step outside the building and you’re in the ever-so-safe, nature-filled great wide open, with the Rocky Mountains on the horizon. Truly healing.

An easy way to support TTH (and perhaps get some holiday shopping out of the way) is by supporting a wonderful local biz which sells natural products and gifts: Backwoods Forward. A percentage of their profits are donated to TTH.

Backwoods Forward is a Colorado-based, woman-owned company. Their motto is: We bring forth great goods. Yep, they do.

Click here to visit the Backwoods Forward store.

Learn more about Triple T Haven here.

Thank you to clinician/psychiatric nurse Shiela Ash for turning her farm into an unconventional medical office, and for inviting patients and practitioners into the special space.

— Timothy Allen, MD
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies

#neurologist #neurology
#Colorado #Wyoming
#FortCollins #Cheyenne
#TraumaRecovery
#TripleTHaven
#EAGALA
#equine
#horse

Practitioners: Shiela Ash, Pia Jansen, Janada Halbisen-Gibbs, Heather Schulte, Amy Myhre, equine-assisted therapy, animal-assisted therapy, Ault

Happy Thanksgiving

holiday

I’m thankful for the kind and wonderful patients who travel near and far to visit my Cheyenne office, including patients from Colorado, Nebraska, and beyond.

You all mean the world to me. It’s a blessing to treat each and every one of you.

Much gratitude,
Dr. Tim Allen
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies

#neurology #neurologist
#Cheyenne #Wyoming
#Nebraska #Colorado
#FortCollins #Thanksgiving

🎶Nov. 30: Box o’ Rocks, Roctors, mashup

events, music therapy

I’ll be performing with a mish-mosh of local bands including The Roctors, Box of Rocks, and Black Box Warning next Friday, November 30, 8pm ’til 12am, at The Island Grill in Fort Collins.

Some of the musicians are medical doctors, doctors of the law, and other local talent. See you there!

#Roctors #FortCollins

— Timothy J. Allen
Neurology Specialists of the Rockies