September 2014 Newsletter

letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on articles appearing in our monthly e-newsletter. The following is feedback on content from the July and August 2014 issues. Read more.


LBD Frequently Asked Question: When Should Hospice Be Considered?

A hot topic mentioned in discussion in the LBDA Forum last month was: How do I know when it’s time to call in hospice services or ask for a hospice consultation? LBDA’s article, “The Role of Palliative and Hospice Care in Lewy Body Dementia,” not only answers this question, but also explains the difference between palliative and hospice care, and recommends questions to ask when choosing a hospice service. To view and download this publication, please click here. Learn more.

Leg it for Lewy 5K

Don’t Forget To Lace Up Your Sneakers For The Leg-It-For-Lewy 5K Run/Walk On October

Register Now! Help LBDA continue to raise awareness of LBD and support those affected by this disease. Run, walk, or even participate virtually in this event at Stone Mountain, Georgia, near LBDA’s national office. Sign up today.

Get Ready! 2014 LBD Awareness Movement Kicks Off October 1

Has the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon excited to do something to support your favorite cause? Then look no further! LBDA has 4 ways for you to help get the word out about LBD during the 2014 LBD Awareness Movement in October. Learn how you can help.

Support LBDA when you buy flowers from FTD

Support LBDA’s Efforts When You Buy Flowers from FTD

LBDA has teamed up with FTD to offer you the opportunity to purchase fresh flowers to celebrate any occasion, including Grandparents Day. Learn more.

Volunteer corner

Volunteer Corner: LBDA Volunteer Challenges You To Help Spread the Word about Lewy

One LBDA volunteer challenges you to educate yourself and others about LBD, help spread awareness, and donate. Learn how you can take her up on this, as well as how you can help lead the way in managing LBD support groups and forums. Read more.

Volunteer corner

Memantine Improves Attention and Episodic Memory in Mild to Moderate Lewy Body Dementias

A recent study showed that memantine, a medication commonly used for Alzheimer’s disease, improves two important areas of cognitive function in Lewy body dementia. Learn more.

LBD Booklet wins award

LBD Booklet Wins Platinum Generations Award

Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals recently received a platinum-level Generations Award, the top honor of an annual international competition honoring the phenomenal achievement and service of professionals communicating to seniors worldwide. Read more.

LBD book excerpt

Book Excerpt - Window of Opportunity: Living with the reality of Parkinson's and the threat of dementia

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008, Kirk Hall was unprepared for the cognitive changes he would soon experience. In his new book, Window of Opportunity: Living with the reality of Parkinson's and the threat of dementia, Hall shares his first glimpse of what might come to pass. Now a passionate advocate for Parkinson’s and twice-published author, Hall recently served as a panelist on LBDA’s recent webinar, “Living With Lewy Body Disorders: The Firsthand Perspective.” Read the excerpt.