February 2016 Newsletter


Video: LBD University Panel Discussion

On December 2, 2015, LBD families joined world-renowned LBD experts to discuss the progress made in disease research, as well as the barriers to developing diagnostic tools and symptomatic therapies. Watch now.

FTD Flowers, Plants & Gift

When you send flowers with FTD Flowers, Plants & Gift, a donation is made to Lewy Body Dementia Association in support of our efforts to raise awareness, provide education, and promote research. Make your Valentine's Day shopping experience not only a convenient one but a charitable one as well. 

Reports from Int’l DLB Conference Published

 The Alzheimer’s Research Forum has published a series of six articles on research reported at the International Dementia with Lewy Bodies Conference (IDLBC). The conference was held Dec. 1-4, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. and was attended by over 400 clinicians, scientists, individuals with LBD and both personal and professional caregivers. The event was organized by Mayo Clinic and co-sponsored by LBDA.

Read the reporting from and download the scientific abstracts published by the American Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases.

New LBDA Resource: “Caregiving Briefs”

 We are pleased to announce the launch of “Caregiving Briefs, an exciting new series of educational handouts for LBD caregivers. Each piece will introduce a common challenge in LBD caregiving, provide helpful suggestions and offer links where the reader can get more in-depth information on the subject.

These downloadable resources will be perfect for new caregivers, support groups, and will serve as a great refresher for the more experienced caregiver. To view and download the first in the series, Caregiving Brief: Medications in Lewy Body Dementia, click here.

Support us when you shop for Valentine's Day.

For every dollar you spend with AmazonSmile a donation is made to Lewy Body Dementia Association in support of our mission to raise awareness, provide education and promote research for those affected by Lewy body dementia. Make sure to designated  Lewy Body Dementia Association as your charity of choice.

10th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration

An Educational Course on Translating Research into Drugs. Designed as a comprehensive course on the drug discovery process, attendees from academia and industry will also learn from specific case studies examples and have an opportunity to engage in interactive discussions on securing partnerships. Click here for more information