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Lewy Body Digest eNewsletter

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  1. Federal Budget Includes New Funding for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research
  2. NIH Drafts Parkinson's Research Strategy
  3. Leg-It-For-Lewy” Walks/5K a Fun Way To Raise Funds for LBDA
  4. Need Support? Talk with Someone Who Understands.
  5. February is American Health Month
  6. NIH Booket Still Available
  7. Volunteer Corner
  1. Disability Benefits for Veterans with Brain Injury and LBD
  2. Want to Raise LBD Awareness? Host a Community Fundraiser in 2014!
  3. LBD Stories: An LBD Acrostic Poem
  4. Volunteer Corner: Taking Care of You
  5. Resource of the Month: NIH Booklet on LBD
  6. 8th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference
  1. Book Excerpt: Dementia with Lewy Bodies & Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  2. LBD Story: Once a Pharmacist, Always a Pharmacist
  3. Volunteer Corner: What’s Next After Awareness Month?
  4. Live in Chicago? Support LBDA at Ham BINGO night!
  5. Rave Reviews for Cerebrum Story on LBD
  6. Composite Risk Score May Aid in Diagnosing DLB
  7. Resource of the Month: Treating Behavioral Symptoms in LBD
  1. Elevated Blood Lipids Increase Risk of Dementia in Parkinson’s
  2. Ask the Expert:  Which Cognitive Medication Delivery is More Effective? A Patch or Pill?
  3. Incidence of Lewy Body Dementias in a General Population
  4. Resource of the Month: Caring for Someone with LBD? Join Our Discussion Forum.
  5. LBDA Volunteer Corner: Continuing education suggestions, support groups, and November events.
  6. LBD Story: Why We Have to be Educated About LBD
  1. How Will You Celebrate Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month?
  2. Neurologist Publishes Book on LBD for Families and Professionals
  3. Ask the Expert: What is the Role of the Geriatric Psychiatrist in LBD?
  4. The Fearless Caregiver Manifesto by Gary Barg
  5. LBDA Volunteer Corner: LBDA Needs YOU and Thanks to a Very Special Volunteer!
  6. LBDA Resource of the Month: Webinar Recording “LBD: When it isn’t Alzheimer’s”
  1. Research Sheds Light on Risk Factors for DLB
  2. Early Stage LDB Caregiving
  3. Ask the Expert: Managing Agitation and Insomnia
  4. LBDA Offers Prescription Discount Program
  5. LBDA Volunteer Corner
  6. LBDA Supports Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act
  1. New Study Shows Caregivers Benefit from Adult Day Services
  2. LBDA Webinar: Caring for the Family Caregiver, Strategies for Healthy Living and Coping, Dr. Epstein-Lubow
  3. New Online Resource Provides LBD Support Network
  4. LBD Story:  Isabel Bearman Bucher, “The Stream”
  5. LBDA Volunteer Corner
  6. Encouraging Eating: Advice for At-home Dementia Caregivers
  1. New Study on Incidence of Parkinsonism
  2. LBDA Volunteer Corner
  3. Setting National Priorities for LBD Research
  4. Ask the Expert: Why can’t all people with LBD take the same medications?
  5. Happy Birthday to LBDA!
  6. Caregiver Tips for Hospital Stays
  7. Finding Dementia Sufferers Who Get Lost While Driving
  1. How Can You Create Lewy Body Dementia Awareness in Your Community?
  2. Webinar: Easy Ways to Raise LBD Awareness
  3. Seven Deadly Emotions of Caregiving
  4. LBD Story: Grandma Evelyn’s Mice
  5. Cancer Drug Prevents Build-up of Toxic Brain Protein in Parkinson’s Mouse Model
  6. After the Caregiving Ends
  1. LBDA Needs You! Host an LBD Flower Day in Your Community
  2. Sleep Disorder Increases Odds of DLB by Five Times More Than Alzheimer’s
  3. Bruce Borror Cruises the Wabash River to Benefit LBDA
  4. MCI with Visual Spatial or Attention Deficits Progresses to DLB over Alzheimer's
  5. Cost of Dementia Care Higher Than Cancer
  6. In Caregiving, Anxiety Can Be Contagious
  7. Longevity May be Impacted by Orthostatic Hypotension in LBD