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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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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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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