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James. B. Leverenz, MD discusses diagnosing Lewy body dementias on ‘Coping with Caregiving’ Radio Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:

Angela Taylor
Lewy Body Dementia Association
(404) 935-6444 ext. 201
ataylor@lbda.org

Atlanta, GA – August 23, 2011 – James B. Leverenz, MD, chair of the Lewy Body Dementia Association’s Scientific Advisory Council, will be interviewed on the popular “Coping with Caregiving” Internet radio program on Saturday, August 27, 2011.  Dr. Leverenz will be discussing the challenges in diagnosing Lewy body dementia, the second most common form of dementia in the elderly, after Alzheimer’s disease.

The show features interviews of four healthcare experts and is broadcast live worldwide free 3-4:00 pm Pacific Time, with Dr. Leverenz’ interview at 3:30 pm PT (6:30 pm ET) in segment 3. To listen in, simply click on the correct “On Air Listen Live” at the top of http://www.wsRadio.com/CopingWithCaregiving.  After Tuesday August 30th, the show is available on-demand in the show’s online archive. For assistance with Internet radio, please see http://www.wsRadio.com/how-to-listen.cfm.

Dr. Leverenz is Director of Clinical Research for Pacific Northwest Udall Center, and investigator in the University of Washington Alzheimer's Research Center and Veteran’s Administration-based Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center. He is a Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Washington School of Medicine.  He has been a member of the LBDA’s Scientific Advisory Board since 2004.  Dr. Leverenz’s research has focused for over 20 years on the Lewy body dementias examining both the clinical characteristics and also the underlying brain changes associated with the distinctive symptoms seen in people with LBD.

The host of the popular 9-year old program, Jacqueline Marcell, took care of her parents who had Alzheimer, compelling her to dedicate her life to eldercare awareness and reform. She is an international speaker and author of the best-selling book, “Elder Rage”. For more information, visit http://www.ElderRage.com.

 

The Lewy Body Dementia Association

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is the leading voluntary health organization in raising awareness of Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting patients, their families and caregivers, and promoting scientific advances. LBDA's Scientific Advisory Council is comprised of leading experts from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan in research and clinical management of Lewy body dementias. To learn more about LBDA, visit www.lbda.org.

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