The June Brown Essay Prize 2023

The Lewy Body Society was founded in 2006 and we are the only UK charity that focuses solely on Lewy body dementia. Our mission is to fund research into the disease and to raise awareness and understanding of it among medical professionals and the public. The charity is a member of the Association of Medical […]

Key dates for 2023

As we look ahead to another busy year, we wanted to share some key dates with our supporters. If you want to hold a local awareness event such as a coffee morning or take part in a fundraising challenge, then these are dates that you could consider: Dementia Action Week – 15-21 May Carers Week […]

Carols at Adelaide raises £700 for Lewy body dementia research

A big thank you to our Ambassador Les Magee for hosting her annual Christmas concert.  This year Les hosted ‘Carols at Adeleide’ and raised a grand total of £701.  Refreshments were sponsored by Pear Tree cafe, Coleraine and our gratitude goes to Les and her family, friends and community for their ongoing support. You can […]

End of year message from The Lewy Body Society

We will shortly be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period, so we wanted to send our very best wishes to all our supporters and your families. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our work during 2022, including Trustees, partners and our Specialist Advisory Committee. It has been another busy […]

Carols by Candlelight in York Minster

We were delighted to be the chosen charity for the Chapter House Choir’s annual Carols by Candlelight concert last Saturday in the nave of York Minster, and for the 1,400 attendees to have learned a little about Lewy body dementia through the introduction from the Dean of York. The choir, directed by Benjamin Morris, was […]

Olivia’s Mount Kilimanjaro challenge

We would like to say a big well done and thank you to Olivia Roffe from Long Sutton in Lincolnshire who successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching the summit of the 5,895m high mountain, in Tanzania, after a week of hiking. She raised £2,300 to support our work in memory of her Grandad Brian Osborn who […]

A Scarf for Lewy – new date confirmed

We are pleased to confirm the new date for A Scarf for Lewy, which was postponed due to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The event will now take place on Friday 14th October 2022, at the Royal Albert Hall. We will be wrapping a giant scarf FIVE TIMES around this iconic building […]

Case study – Kim’s story

Thank you to Kim Robinson and her family for sharing their experience of caring during the Covid-19 pandemic.  As part of Carers Week, Kim attended an event at the Houses of Parliment and spoke to MPs and Peers about her caring role and Lewy body dementia.  I care for my dad who was diagnosed with […]

Case study – Heather’s story

Thank you to Heather Ritchie for sharing her story as part of the Carers Week report. Read the report and recommendations here. Carers Week charities are calling for an urgent 12-month plan of targeted support for unpaid carers, as many struggle with the ongoing impact, as well as the legacy, of the pandemic, together with […]