Press release: A million pound effort to tackle Lewy body dementia

The Lewy Body Society, a charity dedicated to tackling the second most common form of dementia, has announced the latest recipients of its grants programme. The charity is awarding three grants totalling £314,000 for projects at the University of Cambridge, Newcastle …

Imperial College London

Our third grant for 2018/19 is for a project which will examine brain tissue from those with and without LBD to identify differences in brain cell degeneration. Project name An investigation of Brainstem Nuclei in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and …

Newcastle University

Our second grant for 2018/19 is for a project which aims to develop a new test for Lewy body dementia. Project name Developing biomechanical methods to detect dementia with Lewy bodies Project team Dr Marzena Kurzawa-Akanbi, Dr Christopher Morris, Institute …

University of Cambridge

Our first grant for 2018/19 is for a project which aims to identify ‘repurposed’ treatments for Lewy body dementia Project name Drug Repurposing for Dementia with Lewy Bodies Project team Led by Professor John T O’Brien, Department of Psychiatry, University …

Charity of the Year: PRP Architects

We would like to say a big thank you to the staff at PRP Architects for raising nearly £2,500 for us as their Charity of the Year. The Lewy Body Society was nominated by team coordinator Neave Brown, whose father …

Snowdrop Day in Marlcliff

We love hearing about the wonderful ways that people raise money for the Lewy Body Society.  Whether its running, walking (through our new Step up campaign) or holding a coffee morning or race night, we are so grateful to all …

Review of NHS quality standards for dementia care

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is reviewing the quality standards it will ask the NHS to focus on in future. These are areas that NHS services will be measured against to see how well they are …