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Press Releases

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) and The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) partner to request proposals for a $100,000 LBD Biomarker Research Award.

For her outstanding commitment to increasing LBD awareness and providing outreach and support to LBD families, the Lewy Body Dementia Association named Norma Loeb LBDA’s Volunteer of the Year for 2011.

10/17/2011 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) announces the launch of its second major caregiver research project, “Caregiver Grief in Neurodegenerative Diseases.”  This research will explore whether the anticipatory grief experienced during the caregiving process differs among caregivers of people with four progressive neurodegenerative diseases:  Lewy body dementia (LBD), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or frontotemporal degeneration.  The study will also assess quality of life and caregiver well-being among caregivers of these diseases.

9/29/2011 - Eight years ago, Angela Taylor had never heard of Lewy body dementia (LBD), the second most common form of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's disease.  So how did this stay-at-home mother of two preschoolers become a nationally-recognized advocate for LBD research?  All it took was for the disease to strike close to home.

08/23/2011 - 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.  

07/20/2011 - Coleen Greco, member of LBDA's Board of Directors, will be interviewed on the popular “Coping with Caregiving” Internet radio program on Saturday, July 30, 2011.  Greco will be discussing A Month To Remember.

10/04/2010 - There is a good chance your primary care physician is not familiar with the second most common type of progressive dementia in the elderly: Lewy body dementia (LBD).

09/14/2010 - Nearly 80% of people with LBD received a diagnosis for a different cognitive, movement or psychiatric disorder before ultimately learning they had Lewy body dementia (LBD).

05/11/2010 - The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation and the Lewy Body Dementia Association have announced the recipient of their first partnership research award through the Lewy Body Dementia Biomarker Research Program.

09/09/2009 - The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and the Lewy Body Dementia Association invite scientists from the biotechnology industry and academia worldwide to apply for a new collaborative research grant award entitled Lewy Body Dementia Biomarker Research Award.