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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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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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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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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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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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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Simplify Your Medicines

by Pat Snyder Do you have multiple prescription medicines that need to be filled each month? Do you call the pharmacy at the last minute several times a month to […]
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The Dog Days of Summer: Avoiding Hyperthermia

Some people with LBD have problems with poor regulation of body temperature. This is due to a change in the nervous system that controls automated functions like breathing and digestion. […]
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News You Can Use: Fall Prevention Tips

Whether diagnosing dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or Parkinson’s disease with dementia (PDD), increased risk of falling is a common problem in both subtypes of Lewy body dementia (LBD). Clinicians […]
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LBDA Helps Educate Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter About LBD

LBDA staff and volunteers have many opportunities to attend outreach events and professional meetings at the local and national level in an effort to increase awareness about LBD and to […]
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Health Tip: Protect your Cognitive Vitality

A new resource from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the science for specific strategies to prevent dementia. CognitiveVitality.org showcases the strength of […]
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Sleep Hygiene: Rules for Better Sleep

Daytime Tips Wake up the same time every day. Set an alarm if you have to. Get out of bed right after you wake up. Too much time spent in […]
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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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Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex, challenging, and surprisingly common brain disease. Although lesser known than its “cousins” Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is not a rare disorder. […]
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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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Unexpected Benefits of Speech Therapy

By Pat Snyder, Author of Treasures in the Darkness A little before Thanksgiving 2012, Lucy Butler, John’s speech therapist, suggested that he begin to work on scripts. Scripts are short […]
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