Press Releases

 Legendary Radio Personality Was Diagnosed With LBD 

ATLANTA (JUNE 18, 2014)—The sad news of Casey Kasem’s illness and passing has brought unexpected visibility to a disease unfamiliar to many people. The Lewy Body Dementia Association offers its condolences to the family and friends of Casey Kasem.  Mr. Kasem had been suffering from Lewy body dementia (LBD), one of the most debilitating forms of dementia. LBD affects 1.3 million Americans. 

Can Men Prevent Cognitive Decline or Improve Cognitive Function?

ATLANTA (JUNE 11, 2014)—The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) asks men to “rethink” men’s health this week with a focus on mental fitness as well as physical fitness.  June 9 through 15, 2014, is Men’s Health Week.  With age as a known risk factor for dementia and with a growing population of those ages 65 years and older that’s expected to double from more than 36 million (2004) to more than 71 million by 2030, LBDA discusses men, Lewy body dementia (LBD), and cognitive function. 

ATLANTA (JUNE 6, 2014)—Today, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), remembers dads with dementia and their caregivers with “Indelible Memories and Unforgettable Moments,” an open tribute to families across America struggling with Lewy body dementia (LBD), Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and nearly 100 other types of dementias. 

“Dementia Feared More Than Cancer”

ATLANTA (MAY 19, 2014)—Today, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) tells Americans DON’T FORGET to PAY IT FORWARD THIS MAY FOR MEMORY’S SAKE—with one click of the mouse anyone can help halt the rising tide of dementia.  A small gift can make a big difference.