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Current Clinical Trials

If you or someone you know has LBD:

Did you know? Both healthy individuals and people with LBD can participate in research. People of all races and ethnicities are urgently needed!

If you are a Researcher:

LBDA may be able to help more people learn about your study! To initiate a request, please download, complete and return this form to LBDA.

The following research studies and clinical trials are actively recruiting people with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD). Find a study near you and contact the study coordinator to see if you may qualify.

For more information on clinical trials, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.


Relapse Prevention Study of Pimavanserin in Dementia-related Psychosis (Harmony Study)

The purpose of this study is to understand whether the drug, pimavanserin, improves symptoms of hallucinations and delusions experienced in people with dementia (including LBD), and whether the improvement can be maintained over time.

Biomarkers in LBD, a clinical study by the DLB Consortium (DLBC)

The purpose of this study to collect clinical information, brain imaging scans, and biological samples from people with dementia with Lewy bodies. The information and samples collected will be analyzed for discovery of new biomarkers (biological signs) of DLB. People with mild cognitive impairment associated with Lewy body dementia are also needed.

New Lewy Body Disorders Study at Columbia University

The aim of this study is to develop better biomarkers for diagnosis and treatment of Lewy body disorders.

Harvard LBD Biomarker Study (Boston, MA)

The aim of this study is to develop a test that can detect a problem in the body’s ability to regulate a type of fat (also called a lipid) in nerve cell membranes. This specific lipid is called a sphingolipid. A test for a ‘bad sphingolipid’ would be helpful in developing treatments for cognitive symptoms of LBD.

Lewy Body Dementia Biomarkers Study at University of Michigan

The aim of this study is to determine what features can help identify different sub-types of LBD. This includes studying the symptoms and using brain imaging to detect whether one or more disease process is unfolding in the brain.