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2008 Articles

The author of The Tangled Neuron blog interviews Dr. Joseph Friedman of LBDA's Scientific Advisory Council and Angela Taylor of LBDA's Board of Directors in an effort to untagle the differencese between Lewy body dementias and Alzheimer's.

A recent study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry indicated that parkinsonian syndromes often are misdiagnosed, and that it may take over a year to identify the true underlying cause for Parkinson's like symptoms.

Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a method to reduce the production of alpha-synuclein in the brain.  Alpha-synuclein is the protein which misfolds and creates Lewy bodies in the brains of people with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's disease.

On election night, Barak Obama met privately with former U.S. Rep. Lane Evans who is battling Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia.

Lewy Body Dementia Association volunteer, Kam Aggarwal, is featured in a news story about a brand new LBDA support group in Minn.

Two years had passed since they were last together, so Bill Denk and his four buddies had a lot to talk about. What they didn’t have a lot of was time.

Philip Software has developed 'decision support software' for FDG-PET scans, which may assist in diagnosing several types of dementia, including LBD.

MayoClinic.com informs caregivers how to develop a plan to cope with Lewy body dementia. 

In a collaborative study at the University of California, San Diego, investigators from neurosciences, chemistry and medicine, as well as the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) have investigated how proteins involved in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease interact to form unique complexes.

An excellent article on respite care for dementia patients and their caregivers.