Dementia gets 13 times less research than cancer

Alastair Gray of the Health Economics Research Centre at Oxford University said more needed to be done: ‘Research into the treatment and prevention of dementia remains under-funded when compared with the economic and personal impact these conditions have.’ Dementia research is given 13 times less funding than cancer even though the cost to society is […]

Banbury Centre, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Prof Ian McKeith (President of The Lewy Body Society) is leading a 2½day meeting on Lewy Body Dementia at the Banbury Centre, Cold Spring Harbor, New York. He received the invitation from Jim Watson (of Watson and Crick DNA fame) who was keen to support a coming together of the world’s leading LB researchers. A […]

The 9th UK Dementia Congress 2014

We are please to announce that The Lewy Body Society will again this year have a stand at the UK Dementia Congress on the 10, 11 & 12 November 2014, Hilton Brighton Metropole. The largest annual dementia-focused event in the UK and the whole of Europe returns to Brighton this autumn. Over nine years the […]

2 April – Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress

The Lewy Body Society had an exhibition stand at the Scottish Caring and Dementia Congress at Murrayfield, Edinburgh on 2 April, to build up contacts in Scotland. Thank you to everyone who came to say hello and sign up for information from us, including our new literature on Lewy body dementias that will be available […]

20 March – Dementia Action Alliance Quarterly Meeting

Lewy Body Society played an active role in the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) meeting on Wednesday 20 March. Speakers included Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP and Dr Martin McShane of the NHS Commissioning Board (see ‘Domain 2: Improving Outcomes for People with Long Term Conditions’). If you would like to find out more about […]