Three-legged runners raise over £15,000 for Lewy body dementia research

A huge THANK YOU to the amazing Vicky and her friend Alison who completed the Exeter half marathon on three legs, dressed as Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum. Through this amazing feat they raised more than £15,500 for The Lewy Body Society. Vicky has chosen to support The Lewy Body Society as her husband Peter was […]

November events now open for registration

We have two online events taking place in November, with some fascinating speakers.  They will both be taking place on Zoom and you can register now via Eventbrite. Mild Cognitive Impairment Monday 1st November, 11am During the last year, Dementia United in Greater Manchester supported the commissioning of the Neurology Academy’s Mild Cognitive Impairment masterclass. […]

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 […]

Thank you to our London Marathon team!

The London Marathon returned on 3rd October, with the first full-scale race for two years.  Around 8,000 runners took part, with many more running a virtual marathon in locations across the UK. We were only able to secure a single entry in the race this year, but we were delighted that it was taken up […]

Christmas cards now on sale

Our popular Christmas cards are now available from our online shop.  By purchasing these cards you will be supporting our efforts to raise awareness of Lewy body dementia, and fund research to help diagnose and treat the disease.  Featuring original designs by Design 10 Ltd, they are sure to be as popular as in previous […]

Capgras syndrome in Lewy body dementia – webinar recording now available

In Lewy body dementia, problems such as hallucinations and delusions often arise. In some cases, these may present as ‘delusions of misidentification’, of which Capgras syndrome is one type. In Capgras syndrome, a person believes that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. This can be […]

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 […]