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July 2013 Newsletter

New Study on Incidence of Parkinsonism

A new study published in JAMA Neurology, analyzes how frequently new cases of parkinsonism were diagnosed in one geographic area of the U.S. and which proteinopathies were the underlying cause. Learn more.

LBDA Volunteer Corner

By LaToysa Scaife-Rooks, Volunteer and Programs Coordinator

Each month we will highlight our volunteer activities in our LBDA Volunteer Corner. This month’s page includes a highlight of a Miss Maine contestant and LBD advocate, volunteer training times and a request for your feedback on our latest video training, “When It Isn’t Alzheimer’s.” Keep up with latest volunteer news.

Setting National Priorities for LBD Research

In May, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosted a meeting to present recommended national research priorities for non-Alzheimer’s dementias, including LBD, frontotemporal degeneration and vascular dementia. LBDA staff and board members, as well as members of the LBD community, attended the event to advocate on behalf of LBD.

Read more.

Ask the Expert: Why Can’t All People with LBD Take the Same Medications?

Joseph H. Friedman, MD is a member of LBDA’s Scientific Advisory Council and is the Director of the Movement Disorders Program at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI and a neurology professor at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In our new “Ask the Expert” column, Dr. Friedman writes, “Each LBD patient has a different set of symptoms, a different ability to tolerate a drug without side effects, a different response to any drug, and, equally important, a different need for symptomatic treatment.”

Learn more.

Caregiver Tips for Hospital Stays

Happy Birthday to LBDA!

Finding Dementia Sufferers Who Get Lost While Driving