International Lewy Body Dementia Conference 2022

The International Lewy Body Dementia Conference will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK from 15-17 June 2022. This prestigious event brings together scientists from a wide range of disciplines, and previous meetings have been central to the development of LBD diagnosis and care. Research leaders from around the world have responded to the organisers’ invitation to […]

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 […]

“What is to become of me?” 

A review of Oscar winning drama The Father, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman By Rachel Thompson, Consultant Admiral Nurse If I’m honest, I watched ‘The Father’ with some trepidation.  Would it sympathetically portray the experience of dementia? Would it be true to the stories I have witnessed in supporting families? Or would it oversimplify and […]

New Trustees for The Lewy Body Society

The Lewy Body Society, the only UK-based charity dedicated exclusively to Lewy body dementia (the second most common type of dementia in older people), has welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees. Liz Bewley, Carol Bewick and Doug Pattison join The Lewy Body Society as it celebrates 15 years since it was founded […]

Lewy body dementia awareness week ‘Dotty Days’ 6-12 June 2021

We are delighted to confirm that this year’s Dotty Days – otherwise known as Lewy body dementia awareness week – will take place from 6th-12th June. It’s an extra special one this year as we are celebrating our 15th year as a charity, and we remain the only UK-based organisation focused solely on LBD. There […]

Exploring the effects of COVID-19 on people with dementia

As a research charity we are very keen to support studies that help advance understanding of the lives of people with Lewy body dementia, their families and carers, in addition to funding research through our grants programme. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have been supporting a project led by Dr Clarissa Giebel, from the University […]

Forthcoming online events – April 2021

We are pleased to announce a further round of online events that are now available for booking. If you have any problems booking or have suggestions for future events, please send us an email. Monday 12th April 11am – A talk with Karen Meenan, Global Brain Health Institute & Lewy Body Ireland Find out about […]

Would you like to run the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021?

The next Virgin Money London Marathon will take place on Sunday 3rd October 2021. This year we are entitled to a single entry and we would like to invite applications from anyone interested in taking up that place and supporting Lewy body dementia research. We ask that you raise a minimum of £1000 and we […]

ROBIN’S WISH: Poignant Robin Williams documentary released in the UK

The critically acclaimed documentary ROBIN’s WISH was released in the UK on 4th January 2021.  You can watch the trailer on YouTube here. There has been lots of media coverage around the film which has helped to raise awareness of LBD, including this article on Sky News. This interview with Susan Schneider Williams gives great insight into her mission to […]