A charity is calling for more awareness of ‘forgotten type of dementia’ to improve diagnosis, care, support, treatment and research this World Alzheimer’s Day (Sept 21).North West/Wigan based Lewy Body Society is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting people living with this form of dementia – known as “the most common type of dementia you have […]
SAVE THE DATE – On Tuesday 17th October 2023 we are holding an event with a difference… Following the success of ‘A Scarf For Lewy’ last year at the Royal Albert Hall we are taking the event to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast, more details to follow.
On 14th November we held a meeting in the Houses of Parliament to discuss Lewy body dementia with MPs and Peers. The team from Join Dementia Research also came along to discuss their work on recruiting volunteers for research studies and drug trials. Among those who attended were Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister for Care at […]
STARTING in February 2015, Alzheimer Scotland – Action on Dementia is launching a Let’s Talk about Dementia campaign. The campaign aims to open up more discussion on the subject of dementia and to raise awareness of the importance of early diagnosis. The article is entitled: ‘Media Release: Alzheimer Scotland launches Let’s Talk about Dementia campaign”allmediascotland.com […]
The Lewy Body Society does not run any local support groups, but if you would like to be involved in supporting people with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or Parkinson’s dementia (PDD) in your area, please get in touch. For information on dementia services in your area, try Dementia web which is gathering together details […]
The Lewy Body is asking all its friends to sign this petition to campaign for more Admiral Nurses. “Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses. Admiral Nurses work with family carers and people with dementia, in the community and other settings. Working collaboratively with other professionals, Admiral Nurses seek to improve the quality of life for […]
We are please to announce that The Lewy Body Society will again this year have a stand at the UK Dementia Congress on the 10, 11 & 12 November 2014, Hilton Brighton Metropole. The largest annual dementia-focused event in the UK and the whole of Europe returns to Brighton this autumn. Over nine years the […]
The Lewy Body Society response to the Prime Minister’s 19 June statement on that a “big, bold global push” is needed to beat dementia.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alzheimer’s is not the only dementia The Lewy Body Society applauds the Prime Minister’s 19 June statement on that a “big, bold global push” is needed to beat dementia, which he described as one of the “greatest enemies of humanity”. The Society, whose mission is to support research and raise awareness of […]
We continue to highlight that Lewy body dementia is the second most common progressive dementia, affecting over 130,000 people in the UK (one in six people with dementia). We work to correct the widespread public misconception that ‘dementia = Alzheimer’s = memory loss’ which delays help for people with Lewy body dementia symptoms: visual hallucinations, […]
We attended the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia’s meeting on Wednesday 7 May to hear The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health describe plans to move work on dementia forward after the end of the National Dementia Strategy 2009-14. He suggested the work would proceed with a refreshed ‘Prime Minister’s […]