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Spark Film Viewing with Panelist Discussion
October 27, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
In the 2 years preceding Robins Williams’s death, Robin and Susan Schneider Williams were on a quest: to seek the truth about inexplicable changes Robin was experiencing. Tragically, Robin never learned his truth, but Susan finally got their answer. The unknown enemy that had plagued their life came in a coroner’s report months after Robin’s death; it was called dementia with Lewy bodies, one of two diagnoses under the Lewy body dementia umbrella (LBD).
Armed with this knowledge, Susan Schneider Williams has passionately and lovingly devoted her efforts to share their story and raise awareness about LBD through two films: Robin’s Wish, the first documentary about someone with Lewy body dementia, was released nationally on September 1, 2020; and SPARK, a 45-minute educational adaptation of Robin’s Wish, offered through the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). The production of SPARK was made possible by funding from ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
LBDA is proud to make SPARK available to academic medical institutions and organizations as a valuable resource for educational events for healthcare professionals and the general public. The goal is for SPARK to help drive greater understanding, detection, diagnosis, and quality care management of LBD, leading to better outcomes for individuals and families.
FREE for ALL
This course is being offered virtually, via Zoom. You will need a computer, with stable internet service, a webcam, and audio to actively participate. Although a smartphone could be used, it’s not ideal. If you have questions about your technology capabilities please don’t hesitate to ask us before registration.