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Dementia Discussion and Film Viewing with UVA Health Experts – SPARK: Robin Williams and His Battle with Lewy Body Dementia

November 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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Alumni, friends, and families are invited to join UVA Health’s Dr. Carol Manning, director of the Memory & Aging Care Clinic, and Dr. Anelyssa D’Abreu, associate professor of neurology, for a short talk on Lewy body dementia and a showing of the film, SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

The program will begin with brief remarks from Drs. Manning and D’Abreu, followed by a special showing of the 45-minute film. Afterward, Drs. Manning and D’Abreu will discuss the film’s content and key themes before taking questions from the audience.

More about the film:

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) and the producers of Robin’s Wish created a 45-minute documentary adaptation, SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body DementiaView the SPARK trailer here.

LBDA uses this educational film to promote community and professional awareness and education to those affected by Lewy body dementia. The film explores the disease, its biology, clinical symptoms, and its impact on both the person with Lewy body dementia and the primary caregiver.

The Zoom webinar link will be sent to all registrants on the morning of the event.

To register for this event, please click here