LBDA

September 2015 Newsletter

 

LBDA Needs You!

Join volunteers nationwide by shining a light on LBD in your community. Participate in our 2015Awareness Movement kicking off October 1 and "Let’s Beat Lewy" together!Get involved 

Federal Advisory Council Meeting Focuses on Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias

The July 27, 2015 meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services had a special focus on the non-Alzheimer’s dementias, specifically Lewy body dementia (LBD). Click here to watch Dr. Leverenz’ presentation and to see other LBDA Webinars

LBD5K goes Virtual

Participants like you made last year’s Leg-It-For-Lewy event possible. We recognize the value of your contribution, we’re hoping you’ll want to help make this year’s race an even greater success. This year we are offering more ways to participate with our Virtual LBD5K. Visit lbd5k.org to find out more.

Lobby for change

Your voice is urgently needed!  Tell Washington a cure is urgently needed for dementias like Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s by September 30, 2015. Take action.

VOLUNTEER CORNER: Michigan Rallies to Fight LBD

Over 150 guests gathered in Michigan to support LBD for an evening of fun and fundraising.  The Michigan Dinner Auction was hosted by Robert Doheny, LBDA Board Member, Support Group Leader and LBD Caregiver Advocate.  LBDA thanks Robert and the citizens of Michigan for the leadership to defeat LBD and support the caregivers who manage the disease each day.

Host a Little Black Dress Dinner Party

Dress up, so we can take Lewy down! Host a Little Black Dress fundraising event and help us beat Lewy! Most ladies have in their closet at least one little black dress that’s become a wardrobe staple. “LBD” is an acronym for that indispensable garment, as well as the illness Lewy Body Dementia. We need your help in to make the disease as well known as the dress. To become a host for this event, sign up here!

Volunteer Corner

LBD Expert Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

LBDA congratulates Dr. Ian McKeith for receiving the Bengt Winblad Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in July. Dr. McKeith, a member of the LBDA’s Scientific Advisory Council, is a researcher at Newcastle Biomedical Research Unit at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne and Immediate Past Director of the U.K. National Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network.