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The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), the leading advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness and advancing research about Lewy body dementia (LBD), announced today the launch of the LBDA Research Centers of Excellence (RCOE). This collaboration features 24 preeminent academic medical research centers across the United States, coordinated by Mayo Clinic.

The sad news of hockey legend Stan Mikita’s illness has brought unexpected visibility to a disease unfamiliar to many people. The Lewy Body Dementia Association offers its support to the family, friends and fans of Stan Mikita. Mr. Mikita’s family announced today he has been diagnosed with suspected Lewy body dementia (LBD), one of the most debilitating forms of dementia. LBD affects 1.4 million Americans. 

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) mourns the passing of a special friend, Dorothy “Dottie” Mangurian.  The inspiration for the Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation’s visionary commitment to the cause of Lewy body dementia (LBD), she died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on March 28, 2015 after a 15-year battle with LBD. 

Atlanta, GA—05/3/16— Angela Taylor, Director of Programs for The Lewy Body Dementia Association(LBDA) recently addressed attendees at the National Institutes of Health’s 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia (ADRD) Summit on the need for an open national dialog on changing the nomenclature frequently used to describe different forms of dementia. 

Atlanta, GA—12/14/15—Todd Graham, vice-president of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) Board of Directors has announced that Michael Koehler has been named chief executive officer (CEO) for the association. “Mike, who has been our board president for the last three years,” is the ideal candidate to lead the association,” said Graham, who headed up the national search committee for the new position. “After reviewing all the candidates nationwide, we found the most qualified candidate within the organization,” he added.

Atlanta, GA—12/16/15—Todd Graham, vice-president of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) Board of Directors has announced that Christina (Tina) Christie has been named new board president for the association.

Atlanta, GA—12/23/15—Todd Graham, vice-president of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) Board of Directors has announced that Marshall Cannon has been named new board secretary for the association. 

ATLANTA (OCTOBER, 2015) — In its sixth year, during the month of October, the disease with the unusual name of Lewy body dementia (LBD) is being heralded as Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month nationwide. Texas also recently designated October as Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month for the Lone Star state. The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is determined to keep sharing information until LBD rolls off the tongue as easily as other well-known diseases.

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