COBALT Clinical Trials

Lewy Body Research

We would like to invite you to take part in the COBALT Trial. The COBALT Trial aims to find out if Memantine as a treatment for patients with Lewy Body Dementia improves overall health and function when given alongside an Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) are complex illnesses […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New study seeks carers to complete an online survey

Please see below information about a University of Reading study which focuses on informal (i.e. unpaid) caregivers of individuals with parkinsonism symptoms. They are building an online intervention to support these caregivers, but first need to garner their opinions and feedback about the website’s features. Who can take part? Do you provide unpaid care to […]

New members sought for our Specialist Advisory Committee

The Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of The Lewy Body Society is looking for new members. The SAC is a multi-disciplinary team of health and social care professionals with backgrounds in research and practice. It is responsible for reviewing all grant applications and advising the Lewy Body Society on its workplan, adding credibility to the charity and […]

Registration now open for ILBDC2022

You can now register for the International Lewy Body Dementia Conference 2022!  It will be a great chance to meet other people affected by the disease and hear about the latest developments in research. The ‘Living with Lewy’ strand, aimed at people living with dementia and carers, is free to attend and takes place on […]

Volunteers required for new Lewy body dementia study

Markers of Progression in Dementia with Lewy Bodies Researchers at University College London are investigating markers of progression in DLB. The aim is identify blood tests and brain markers that can help with monitoring progression. This will help make trials of new treatments more effective. What will it involve? Two visits to University College London: […]