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Caregiver Sketches Unveil the Shroud Over Lewy Body Dementia

ATLANTA (March 12, 2014)—“You don’t even know the battle is upon you, until the invasion is well underway,” says Ms. J, caregiver for a person with dementia.  Ms. J is just one of many caregivers who learn that debilitating symptoms begin to take their toll on loved ones before they even discover their diagnosis.   More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of degenerative dementia.   Parkinson’s disease, a movement disorder, affects 1 million Americans.  

A Critically Different Diagnosis:

LBD, the Second Most Common Progressive Dementia after Alzheimer’s 

ATLANTA (March 10, 2014)—Today, in recognition of Brain Awareness Week, from March 10 through March 16, 2014, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) calls attention to critical differences in dementia-causing disorders that may have potentially life-saving implications. 

Atlanta, GA, February 10, 2014 — The Lewy Body Dementia Assocation (LBDA) has announced Joy Walker of Seattle, WA as the recipient of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award.  Walker is a writer, hospice worker and bereavement counselor who also worked as a professional care manager for her father who was diagnosed with lewy body dementia (LBD).

12/12/13 - A new informational booklet on Lewy body dementias has been published by the National Institutes of Health for people living with LBD, their families and healthcare providers.

12/2/2013 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association is partnering with R.O.S. Therapy Systems to help family caregivers by introducing  them to "Activities 101 for the Family Caregiver," a new book with common sense suggestions and advice on how to effectively engage their loved one in activities.

10/14/2013 - Expanding its national awareness campaign for October, LBD Awareness Month, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) has released a public service announcement by Oscar winning actress Whoopi Goldberg

10/01/2013 - Today LBDA begins celebrating its nationwide Lewy body dementia (LBD) awareness movement, “A Month to Remember.” LBDA invites volunteers to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the organization by joining the movement and “Standing Strong with LBDA” to build awareness for LBD in their communities in October. 

08/26/2013 - Lewy Body Dementia Association Introduces RxSavingsPlusSM a Free and Easy Way to Save on Prescriptions

08/19/2013 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) announced today the launch of new resources for physicians and their patients.

08/13/2013 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association announced today that together with Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) they are signing on to support and call for Congressional co-sponsorship of the Health Outcomes, Planning and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act (S.709/H.R. 1507).