10 Things You Should Know about LBD

Understanding Lewy Body Dementias Lewy body dementias (LBD) affect an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States. At the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), we understand […]
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About LBDA

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and […]
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Additional Resources

LBDA is working to provide relevant resources to assist Lewy body dementia patients, their families, and physicians. It is our aim to make LBD as common as a term as Alzheimer’s some […]
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Adult Day Service Boosts Beneficial Stress Hormone in Caregivers

A new study reveals family caregivers have an increase in the beneficial stress hormone DHEA-S on days when they use an adult day service for their relatives with dementia. DHEA-S […]
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Advice for People Living with Lewy Body Dementia

Coping with a diagnosis of LBD and all that follows can be challenging. Getting support from family, friends, and professionals is critical to ensuring the best possible quality of life. […]
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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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Caregiver Burden in Lewy Body Dementias

Disabling diseases like LBD affect not only the individual diagnosed with the illness, but also caregivers, families, and friends. Caregiver Burden in Lewy Body Dementias provides a quantitative overview of […]
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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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Caregiver Tips for Hospital Stays

Are you prepared for a trip to the hospital? Being an informed hospital consumer can help you work effectively with hospital staff. Even more important is being an empowered advocate […]
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Caregiving Publications

The Role of Palliative and Hospice Care in Lewy Body Dementia While it may be uncomfortable to consider caregiving needs of end-stage LBD, palliative care and hospice help both the […]
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