Radio 4 Program on Dementia Presented by Joan Bakewell

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On 16 Decemebr 2014 on BBC Radio 4, the veteran broadcaster Joan Bakewell ( now in her eighties) l presented a 36 minute program on dementia. How it creeps up on people and affects their lives and the lives of …

UK will lead search for dementia cure, says PM

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Britain is to lead the search for a cure for dementia – one of the ‘greatest enemies of humanity’, David Cameron will say today. The article is entitled: ‘UK will lead search for dementia cure, says PM: Cameron vows to …

Interview with LBS Ambassador Peter Ashley

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Read the Telegraph interview with LBS Ambassador Peter Ashley. The article is entitled: ”I’ve been to the edge – I know what Robin Williams was going through”’ The Telegraph website.

When Parkinson’s and dementia strike together

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Article on Parkinsons and Lewy Body Dementia including a quote from The Lewy Body Society President Prof Ian McKeith The article is entitled: When Parkinson’s and dementia strike together: Reports suggest Robin Williams suffered this cruel double blow DailyMail website.

Tribute to Robin Williams

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It is tragic that someone who brought so much laughter to so many people became so tormented that he took his own life. We’ll never know exactly what drove him to it, whether it was some horrible hallucination or perhaps …

BBC Series – Saints & Scroungers

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The Lewy Body Society has been approached by the BBC Series – Saints & Scroungers. They have asked if we have a supporter who would be willing to appear in the series. The person would need to appear in the …

Alzheimer’s Blood Test Breakthrough

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“British scientists have made a “major step forward” in developing a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Research in more than 1,000 people has identified a set of proteins in the blood which can predict the start …

King Lear portrayed with dementia with Lewy bodies

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Source: The Telegraph King Lear could have been living with Lewy Body dementia, the actor Simon Russell Beale has suggested, as he discloses the medical research he undertook before taking on the role. With screenings of the National Theatre Live …