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2009 Articles

British celebrities raise the profile of Parkinson's brain research by donating their brains after death to a London brain bank and encouraging others to do the same.

Dementia patients improve physically and mentally in a structured exercise program.

HBO series takes a look at the science and personal impact of Alzheimer's disease.

A protein linked to Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease is found to have extraordinary shape-shifting abilities, raising the question of whether one form or the other is likely to be associated with these diseases.

A trip to the hospital for a person with memory loss or dementia can be stressful for both the person and the accompanying caregiver. A new resource is available for families to help ease hospital stays.

Watch the story of journalist Dave Iverson's personal journey to understand the disease that has taken such a toll on his family.

This is an excellent article about the impact of long-term caregiving on relationships.  It highlights the often overlooked need to strike a healthy balance between loving and honoring the care recipient with the long-term emotional needs of the caregiver and the rest of the family.

AARP Bulletin Today explores the story of several men and their experience as a caregiver, a role traditionally filled by women.  The Lewy Body Dementia Association's Board of Directors President John Young, was one of those men. 

New research confirms that REM sleep behavior disorder is linked to a higher risk of Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease.

Researchers at Emory University are one step closer to understanding how Lewy bodies may be linked to brain cell death.