The Lewy Body Society Travel Bursary 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 […]

Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline – here to help

Did you know we work with the Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline to provide support to families affected by Lewy body dementia?  We have always taken phone calls and emails from families facing a diagnosis of Lewy body dementia and wondering where to turn to for support, but a few years ago the number and complexity […]

New research projects funded through 2022 Grant Round

We are delighted to be funding these four important projects, as part of our 2022 grant round. Imaging neuromelanin using magnetic resonance imaging in dementia with Lewy bodies Elijah Mak, University of Cambridge – £176,000 Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a common cause of dementia in older people, accounting for over 100,000 cases in […]

Charity’s largest ever funding pot awarded to universities to study Lewy body dementia

The Lewy Body Society, a charity dedicated to tackling Lewy body dementia (the second most common form of dementia in older people) has announced the latest recipients of its grants programme. The charity is awarding four grants totalling £464,000 for projects at University of Cambridge, University of Southampton, Queen’s University Belfast and Newcastle University. The […]

Lewy Body Academy to transform knowledge of Lewy body dementia

We are delighted to be a partner in the newly formed Lewy Body Academy. The Academy builds upon the successful model of the Neurology Academy, and seeks to support professionals with knowledge and expertise about Lewy body dementia. It is led by Professor Iracema Leroi, Associate Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin. Next month the first Lewy […]

Research summary report: Multimodal Imaging in Lewy Body Disorders

We have received the following report from the University of Cambridge, which summarises the progress made following the award of a Lewy Body Society grant in 2015. There are some very positive outcomes, such as an improved understanding of imaging biomarkers in people living with Lewy body dementia, the recruitment of people living with LBD […]

Research update: support for people living with LBD and family carers

Study Title: The feasibility and acceptability of a psychosocial intervention to support people with dementia with Lewy bodies and family care partners We have received an update from Newcastle University about a study that was supported by The Lewy Body Society, which we wanted to share with our supporters. Background Clinicians and people with lived […]

Lewy Body UK Conference

We were delighted to work with a team of academics – Rimona Weil (UCL), Claire O’Callaghan (The University of Sydney) & John-Paul Taylor (Newcastle University) – to host the Lewy Body UK 2021 Scientific Conference on 15th June. With 15 speakers in total, some from as far away as Australia and the USA, it was […]

New research may help diagnosis and treatment of Lewy body dementia 

Associate Professor Jay Amin spoke about his research on a Zoom webinar on Tuesday 1st December. The recording of the event is available on our YouTube channel here.  Two newly published research studies, led by Dr Jay Amin from the University of Southampton and supported by the Lewy Body Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK, have […]