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February 2014 Newsletter

New federal budget increases dementia funding

Federal Budget Includes New Research Funding

LBDA celebrates the announcement by the federal government that Alzheimer’s and dementia research has received federal funding in the new budget. The new federal spending bill includes the largest-ever increase for research of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and also restores $1 billion in funding to the National Institutes of Health. Learn more.

NIH conference presents draft research strategies

NIH Drafts Parkinson's Research Strategy

In January the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) held a conference recently to present draft research strategies for Parkinson’s disease. LBDA staff were on hand to hear the recommendations and to join with the Parkinson’s community to provide feedback. Learn more.

Leg It for Lewy and raise money for LBDA

Leg-It-For-Lewy Walks/5K a Fun Way To Raise Funds for LBDA

Walks offer the opportunity for all ages to participate. The “Leg-It-For Lewy” 5K/Walks is a simple way to host a fundraiser in your local community. Honor someone with LBD while educating your community. Learn how you can help.

LBDA Caregiver Link can help you

Need Support? Talk with Someone Who Understands

Feeling alone because you don’t know anyone else who is dealing with LBD? Call the LBD Caregiver Link and connect with someone who has been there. Former LBD family caregivers volunteer their time to share a listening ear and share their experience with LBD. Learn about the LBD Caregiver Link.

Volunteer Corner: Take Care of You LBD booklet now available from NIA February is American Heart Month

Volunteer Corner

Resource of the Month: NIH Booklet on LBD

February is American Heart Month