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.