LBDA

June 2015 Newsletter

 

Spring Campaign: Meet the Schwentker Family

Life changed for Mary and the entire Schwentker Family when signs revealed Mary had LBD. Read their story here.

 

Symptoms Differ in Alzheimer's when Lewy Bodies are Present

Lewy body pathology (presence of Lewy Body in the brain) is found in up to 50% of cases of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which can make it challenging for physicians to distinguish the underlying cause or causes of dementia symptoms. The diagnostic problem is compounded because Lewy bodies alone can result in Lewy body dementia. Read more.

500-Mile Honor Walk for Lewy

In the month of May, Shari Posey completes a 500 mile-walk on the Camino de Santiago (the way of St. James) in honor of here father to help spread awareness of LBD. You can read more about her journey here.

Lick it for Lewy Raises Money and LBD Awareness

On May 30, 2015, Kathleen Anduze and her family hosted  the "Lick it for Lewy" Ice Cream Social on Sinon Farms in Poughkeepsie, NY . Over 50 people came out to show their support for Kathleen and LBDA.  Anduze is a registered nurse, and has helped bring awareness to LBD through her artwork and fundrasing activities.

Help us improve LBDA Resources, take our survey!

Help us identify which LBDA resources are most popular and helpful. We also want to know what has not been helpful, so we know where a fresh approach may be needed. Participate in this brief survey here.

LBDA addresses early diagnosis of dememtia during Alzheimer's Action Day

On May 5, 2015 LBDA's Director of Programs, Angela Taylor, joined Alzheimer's advocates and staff from two chapters of Alzheimer's Association for Alzheimer's Action Day in Harrisburg, PA.  Advocates met with Pennsylvania state lawmakers to request legislative action to create an advisory council to advance the sate Alzhelmer's and dementia plan.

Taylor speciffically addressed the importance of early differential diagnosis of dementia in her meeting with the legislators. She is pictured here (left) with Gail Roddie-Hamlin, President and CEO of the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.