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Press Releases

04/15/2013 - Bruce Borror is taking a 300 mile boat trip from Lafayette, Indiana down the Wabash River to the Ohio River to create awareness of Lewy body dementia (LBD).  Bruce is setting out on this adventure in honor of his father who has been diagnosed with LBD and currently lives in Indianapolis. Bruce is also raising funds to benefit the Lewy Body Dementia Association, the only 501 (c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting those affected by LBD through outreach, education and research. 

03/25/2013 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association(LBDA) and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation(ADDF) have awarded $100,000 each to Omar El-Agnaf, PhD, of United Arab Amirates University and Michelle Mielke, PhD, of Mayo Clinic Rochester to provide one year of support for their research projects focused on developing indicators, or biomarkers, for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

02/14/2013 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association is proud to announce its support of the Pre-Filing of Senate Bill 14, creating a Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan Task Force.

01/01/2013 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association announced today the 2012 Volunteer of the Year is Jason M. Rubin of Boston, Mass.  

01/01/2013 -  Today the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) announced that the LBDA Board of Directors welcomes five new members, as well as new officers in 2013.

10/1/2012 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) announces that today is the first day of nationwide October Lewy body dementia awareness month, “A Month To Remember.”  LBDA invited volunteers to join the awareness movement by “Standing Strong with LBDA” to build awareness for Lewy body dementia in their communities all month long. 

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.