September 2010 Newsletter
A Week to Remember: October 10-16, 2010
Have you signed up yet for A Week to Remember? For ideas on how you can get involved with our LBD Awareness Week efforts and stand strong with the 1.3 million families affected by Lewy body dementias, click here to download our free LBD Awareness Kit!
INCREASING KNOWLEDGE: News You Can Use
LBD research advances are beginning to receive national media coverage, including recent stories in the Wall Street Journal, ABC News and FoxNews. The following stories can be found on our Web site's News page.
- A recent study provides more evidence that patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) may benefit from memantine.
- Sleep disorder may precede Lewy body disorders by up to 50 years.
- Seattle research group turns up the focus on cognition in Parkinson's disease.
BUILDING HOPE: "Making Strides" Toward LBD Awareness
When Adam King learned his mother-in-law was diagnosed with LBD, he couldn't sit still in the face of shockingly low public awareness of such a common form of dementia. Instead, he literally committed to make strides towards LBD awareness by entering the 2010 Allan D. Morrison 5k Run/Walk.
Almost every community has some type of public event like a 5K run/walk. Read more about Adam and how you can join him in making strides towards LBD awareness!
SHARING EXPERIENCE: Maybe This is Mercy
Ginnie Burkholder's monthly essays on LBD caregiving are a poignant, and sometimes unflinching, look at unanticipated moments of love and grief that come with caring for a spouse with LBD. Her newest contribution is no different. Her husband's move to a different room at the nursing home brings with it an unexpected gift. Read Ginnie's newest essay and other LBD stories and know you are not alone.
LBDA Seeks Corporate Sponsors for National Campaign
We invite corporations to join with us in the first nationwide, grassroots LBD awareness movement by becoming a sponsor of A Week To Remember. Your generous support of LBDA's mission will help to increase awareness, not just one week in October, but 365 days a year!
We are pleased to offer several levels of sponsorship, each with unique benefits. To learn more about how you can participate as a sponsor, please visit our Sponsorship Page or contact Mendie Nord, Director of Development, at 404-935-6444 (ext. 103) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LBD Awareness Week: Tip of the Day
Ask your local library, book store or senior center to display a table of information on Lewy body dementia. Here are a few tips: Refer the library to LBDA's website for a list of books on LBD and dementia caregiving. Request copies of LBDA publications for people to browse or take home. Consider scheduling your own 'special appearance' to talk about your personal experiences with LBD.