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August 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: Interviews on Capgras Syndrome sought in Texas and California

LBDA is urgently seeking persons in Texas or California who have Capgras syndrome, along with their caregiver, for possible interview with an international psychology magazine. Capgras syndrome, which can occur in LBD, is a disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent or other close family member has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor.

Those interested are encouraged to send a brief summary about your personal experience with Capgras syndrome in LBD to Angela Taylor at ataylor@lbda.org

BUILDING HOPE: Boy Scout Organizes Silent Auction

It's not just adults who are making a difference! Boy Scout Liam Vaughn took action by organizing a silent auction after his father was moved into a nursing home. Click here to learn more about Liam's efforts.

SHARING EXPERIENCE: Support Group Facilitator Training Event

Are you looking for a way to help other LBD families in your community? Why not start a local LBD support group? LBDA is holding a Support Group Facilitator Training meeting via teleconference on Monday September 20, 2010 at 8 pm Eastern Time. Learn more by clicking here.

Related Events: 11th International Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovery Conference

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) will be hosting a two-day global conference on September 27-28, 2010 in Jersey City, New Jersey for research scientists on Alzheimer's drug discovery research. Guests will include over 170 academic and industry scientists as well as representatives from notable and international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. For more information, visit http://www.worldeventsforum.com/addf/11th/ or contact Hannah Elkin at helkin@alzdiscovery.orgor 212.901.8009.