The Lewy Body Society looks ahead to 2021

Here at the Lewy Body Society, we’ve been looking forward to 2021 for a while. That’s because it will be our 15th ‘birthday’ as a charity.  We remain the only UK charity dedicated exclusively to Lewy body dementia, and we will mark the year with an impact report and a new fundraising appeal to help […]

New research on hallucinations seeking participants

Study title: Investigating visual hallucinations in Lewy Body Dementia Contact Dr. David Schwartzman, Research Fellow at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, University of Sussex. Participants are invited to take part in a study that aims to capture the precise visual properties of hallucinations that may occur as the result of Lewy Body Dementia. The […]

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 […]

New email newsletter – sign up now!

The Lewy Body Society is starting a new email newsletter and we would like to invite you to sign up here or using the simple form at the bottom right hand corner of this page. We will be sending regular updates (not too often, we promise) so that our community of supporters can keep up […]

COVID-19: The Challenges for People living with Dementia

By Shivani Patel and Jiabin Tang To download this article as a pdf please click here. Introduction Recently, all our lives have been turned upside-down by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In this article we will describe the impact of the pandemic and the resultant ‘lockdown’ on people living with Lewy body dementia, and how the […]

A survey study of delirium in people with Lewy body dementia

We are posting this information on behalf of Dr. James FitzGerald from the Department of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Cambridge Are you a carer, relative or close friend of a person with a diagnosis of either Lewy body dementia or Alzheimer’s disease dementia? If so, you are invited to participate in a survey study […]

A new approach to Lewy body dementia support

 In this article, researcher Alison Killen describes a new support group she has established for people living with Lewy body dementia and their families, and why she wants these groups to be available in all areas. I work as a researcher at Newcastle University and I am also training to be a health psychologist. My […]