LBDA will continue to affect change in LBD, build awareness, support medical advances and advocate on behalf of the disease...Because of you!
Mary Louise Schwentker was a...loyal wife, a dedicated mother of ten children, a woman of exceptional culinary skills & the matriarch of her family. “Mary loved to drive. I knew something was wrong as we left dinner one night and my wife suddenly drove into a field.” It would take five years, countless medical visits and many frustrating days before the Schwentker family finally received a doctor’s diagnosis of LBD. Bill noticed that Mary started to have unexplained falls, difficulty with swallowing, and she started dropping simple things. Bill and Mary had plans to retire and travel the world. Retirement however, was not what they envisioned because of LBD.
Because of you LBDA Donors...
- the Schwentker family found a source of information after the diagnosis of LBD through LBDA educational materials.
- Because of you, the Schwentker family received disease and caregiver support through LBDA Caregiver Link.
- Because of you, the Schwentker family was empowered with scientific resources to provide to health professionals caring for Mary who were unaware of a disease called Lewy body dementia.
Because of you, the Schwentker Family was equipped with the knowledge to be Mary's advocates with medical professionals.
Because of you, LBDA donors…the Schwentker Family affected change in Mary’s LBD care and they are still making a difference in LBD through the Annual Swing Fore Lewy Golf Tournament. Life changed with the diagnosis of LBD. “Our family's hope is to find a cure, improve early diagnosis of LBD and empower families like us to advocate for their loved ones who have LBD.”
LBDA will continue to affect change in LBD, build awareness, support medical advances and advocate on behalf of the disease…Because of you!