Finding Purpose – Even in the Presence of Lewy

What is purpose?   According to research, purpose can be defined as setting long-term goals which are personally meaningful and make a positive contribution to the world. Our sense of purpose […]
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Holiday Changes – When Celebrations May Need Updating

The holidays can be a shared time with a host of traditions, connections with others, and special foods. They may involve religious rites, symbols, or service and often include travel, […]
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Why is Gratitude Important?

In an article recently published by Harvard University – studies have shown that both feeling and expressing gratitude can be directly associated with increased levels of happiness, positive emotions, remembrance […]
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October: A Month to Increase Awareness both in Lewy Body Dementia and in Health Literacy

October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month! Thank you for all you are doing to promote increased awareness in your communities. It is also the awareness month of a lesser […]
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The Importance of Fall Prevention

According to the CDC, falls remain the leading cause of injury in older adults – with over 36 million reported falls each year and 1 out of every 5 of […]
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LBDA Issues Position Statement on Aducanumab

Key Highlights: The FDA approved marketing of aducanumab for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease under a special accelerated approval process. Aducanumab has not yet been proven to slow the progression […]
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aducanumab

On June 7, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aducanumab, marketed under the name Aduhelm™ for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Here at LBDA, we know that raises […]
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Hydration – why it is so important?

Warmer weather is upon us and with it comes blue skies, sunshine, and fun activities outdoors. However, it can also increase a few risks – one of which is dehydration. […]
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Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon Shares PSA Supporting LBDA and the Fight Against Lewy Body Dementia

“My mother, Mille, was a character. When she walked into the room you knew she was there. She just lit it up, her personality was bigger than life. Anybody that […]
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Take Time for Pause

Wow! 2021 is flying by and it is difficult to believe that we are now in May and are celebrating Mother’s Day! When the world seems to move this fast […]
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Financial Scams – Increasing awareness to avoid risk!

A person calls, emails, texts, pays a visit to your home, or messages you and they appear knowledgeable, helpful, professional, and kind. They have a solution or opportunity to offer, […]
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Think Thresholds and Safety Nets

A threshold often refers to the bottom of a doorway which is crossed to enter a house or room. Sometimes it refers to a certain point in life where there […]
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The Social Security Administration Can Help

On behalf of the Social Security Administration (SSA), we want to let you know that during the current coronavirus pandemic, SSA continues to provide help to you and others in […]
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Plan a Virtual Fundraising Event

Get involved Take action and get involved in the fight against Lewy body dementia by planning a Virtual Fundraising Event! We are in this together! Putting our hearts and minds […]
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LBD and Coronavirus: Prevention is the Best Medicine

With all of the news about the coronavirus and the condition “COVID-19,” here are some things that LBD families should keep in mind in the coming weeks and months. This […]
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LBD Caregiver Experience Differs Between Spouses and Adult Children

Being a dementia caregiver can have a negative impact on one’s psychological well-being. But what is specifically known about the impact of LBD caregiving? And how it might differ based […]
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LBD is the Most Expensive Dementia in America

Dementia is one of the most expensive diseases in the United States, increasing healthcare costs 3 times over those without dementia. Until now, studies on the costs of different dementia […]
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LBD Diagnostic Symptoms Checklist

Because Lewy body dementia is the most misdiagnosed form of dementia, LBDA developed a useful checklist to help physicians and their patients identify key LBD symptoms used to make a […]
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Lewy and Lumbar Punctures

Did you know that spinal fluid is extremely valuable in LBD research? It allows scientists to study changes in the levels of proteins that might be associated with LBD, Alzheimer’s […]
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Biomarkers: The Pathway to Earlier LBD Diagnosis and Better Treatments

In LBD clinical research, scientists use tests that measure both the symptoms of a disease and also what biological changes are underway. Those tests that detect the presence or progression […]
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