September 2016 Newsletter



The Importance of LBD-Specific Support Groups

Many dementia caregivers find that attending support groups help them cope with both practical and emotional challenges they face in their role as caregiver. But does it matter what type of support group they attend? Learn more.  

Watch Now: LBD University Webinar on Genetics in LBD

Questions about genetic risk in LBD? James Leverenz, MD, answers some common questions about genetics and risk factors in LBD in our latest LBDU offering, Ask the Expert: Update on LBD Research - A Focus on Genetics. Watch now.


New from LBDA: Caregiving Brief on Genetics

How much do genetics play into whether someone develops LBD? LBDA’s newest Caregiving Brief sheds light on this common area of concern for LBD families. Learn more.


On October 22nd, Light Up the Lives of Those Affected by LBD!

For this year's LBD Awareness Day we are hosting a luminary event. Donate now and let's light up LBD together!


Book Excerpt: Going the Distance: Caring for a Loved One with Lewy Body Dementia

Caring for a Loved One with Lewy Body Dementia, tells a story of Pete’s growing concern about non-existent intruders in their home. Read more.


Marble Falls Couple Vows to Help Others Affected by Dementia

Tom was her primary caregiver until the final year of her life when Pearl required more care than he was able to give. Read more on their vow to help.


Seeking Support? New Support Groups Forming

Support groups connect caregivers to a community and each other. In addition, caregiver support groups offer education and encouragement as well as providing resources and information for LBD families. LBD caregiver support groups are now being launched in or near the following communities: Learn more.



The LBD5K Virtual Walk is Just Around the Corner!

No LBD5K walk near you? No need to worry! Join us as we virtually walk anywhere and everywhere on October 22nd to raise awareness to beat Lewy. Register now!