Welcome to the Lewy Body Society

The Lewy Body Society is a charity registered in England and Wales (number 1114579) and in Scotland (SC047044) whose mission is to fund research into Lewy body dementia and to raise awareness of the disease. DLB is the second most common type of neurodegenerative dementia in older people after Alzheimer’s, accounting for approximately 15-20% of all people living with dementia. We also hope to provide a community focus for those who live with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) along with their carers and families. The website provides information to help those who need to understand the disease and its impact.




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Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common cause of dementia in older people, affecting approximately 130,000 individuals in the UK together with their carers and relatives. It is sometimes also referred to as Lewy body disease or Lewy body dementia.
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Lewy Body Society @lbsorg RT @jpmkane: Mean temporal [18F]flortaucipir PET uptake significantly higher in both AD, and MCI due to AD, than DLB. Distinguished AD (n=… 9 hours ago
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