Plan a Virtual Fundraising Event

Get Involved Take action and get involved in the fight against Lewy body dementia.  You can host a meaningful event that all can attend to raise awareness and support individuals […]
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Donate to Research

Research is essential to driving earlier LBD diagnosis, developing safer, more effective treatments and improving the quality of life for people diagnosed and their care partners. LBDA contributes to research […]
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Vehicle and Real Estate Donations

LBDA is honored you are considering donating in-kind, vehicle or real estate. Your support helps to continue our mission while advancing our efforts in the LBD and medical communities. Thank […]
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LewyQue (BBQ for LBDA)

The Tasty Side of Awareness Thank you for choosing to raise awareness and participate in a fundraiser for LBDA. You are helping thousands of individuals and their families receive valuable […]
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Double Your Donation

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar […]
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Donor Advised Funds (DAF)

What are Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)? When you give, you want your charitable donations to be as effective as possible. Donor advised funds are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in […]
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Sponsors: Why You NEED Them for Your Next Fundraiser

What is an event sponsor? By definition, a sponsor is a person or organization that provides funds for a project or activity carried out by another. Why do I need sponsors? […]
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Professional Brief: New DLB Diagnostic Criteria

Newly updated in 2017, the diagnostic criteria for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) now allows healthcare providers the ability to diagnose the disorder based on their patients’ individualized clinical presentation […]
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The Importance of LBD-Specific Support Groups

A recent poster presented at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggests that LBD caregivers experience unique benefits from attending an LBD-specific support group compared to a general dementia support […]
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Resources for Healthcare Professionals

LBDA Publications for Healthcare Professionals NEW :  Diagnosing and Managing Lewy Body Dementia  – An expansive look at clinical managment strategies for LBD, covering the Lewy body spectrum, symptoms, treatments, […]
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Caregiver Impact

The combination of cognitive, motor and behavioral symptoms imposes significant challenges and stressors on caregivers. Education of and support for the primary caregiver is essential, and building a care team, […]
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Referrals

Specialists | LBDA | Legal counsel | Other referrals Specialists A team approach will result in the best outcomes for patients and their families. Referral to an informed neurologist is […]
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Discussing Diagnosis and Prognosis of LBD

Informing the Patient and Care Partner Your preparedness to receive a Lewy body disease diagnosis may vary significantly depending on the disease. While there is increasing awareness of disease with […]
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Symptoms

Cognitive | Motor | Psychiatric | Sleep | Autonomic LBD has variable presentations that include cognitive difficulties associated with motor dysfunction, perceptual disturbances, and/or sleep/wake cycle alterations. Cognitive Cognitive impairment […]
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About LBD

The LBD Spectrum Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a brain disease characterized by a spectrum of symptoms involving disturbances of movement, cognition, behavior, sleep and autonomic function. Two related clinical […]
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LBD Story: Facing Tough Choices at the End of Life

By Angela Taylor, Director of Programs When a loved one is nearing the end of life from a disease like Lewy body dementia, emotions run strong, and confusion can overtake […]
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Diet and Exercise as LBD Progresses

Everyone knows that maintaining a healthy diet and staying physically active is important in life. But as LBD progresses, exercise and good nutrition can be a challenge. Cognitive skills and […]
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