The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have asked the Lewy Body Society for input from ‘experts by experience’ to ensure new information on the web to support the Dementia Quality Standard is relevant and helpful to dementia carers. NICE aims to explain how carers can use the Dementia Quality Standard to ensure […]
Become a Dementia Friends Champion and make a positive difference to people living with dementia in your community. Dementia Friends Champions are trained volunteers who encourage their family, friends and local community to learn a little more about dementia, and inspire them to help people with dementia live well. The next Dementia Friends’ Champions training […]
James Lind Alliance has published the top ten priorities from its Dementia Research Priorities-setting Programme. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this piece of work. The final top 10 priorities are: What are the most effective components of care that keep a person with dementia as independent as they can be at all stages […]
LBS took the opportunity of the annual Falls Awareness Week co-ordinated by Age UK to share information about falls caused by Lewy body dementias (LBDs). Repeated falls are common for people LBDs, either dementia with Lewy bodies or Parkinson’s dementia. Falling can be a very early symptom of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and may […]
Help raise Lewy body a-wearness without getting cold and wet! To celebrate the Lewy Body Society’s 9th birthday and in honour of the Society’s much loved Patron, June Brown, we have designated the whole month of June to raising awareness of Lewy body dementia. To download the package just click the link. What’s it L […]
[Source: Care Industry News] The NHS has launched new online information profiles that will help people to choose, compare and comment on care homes and other care services. The new profiles, part of the NHS Choices website, will create the most definitive online source of information on care services, including: essential information from every registered […]
Life Changes Trust (LCT), a new independent charity in Scotland, is set to have a major impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the country. Over the next ten years, the Trust will invest £50 million to benefit individuals and communities by nurturing initiatives and influencing policy. The Trust will […]
#NurChat, the fortnightly Twitter chat for nurses, has recently focused three sessions on dementia. You can read the a report of the key points raised here.
We’ve updated our Resources page for people affected by Lewy body dementias. Please have a look and let us know what you think!
A new national commitment to give help and advice to people diagnosed with dementia in Scotlandcame into force on 31 March. The first of its kind in the world, the commitment will see a named support worker creating tailored care plans to help people with dementia and their families understand the illness, manage its symptoms […]