LBS President Professor Ian McKeith awarded prestigious European prize

Professor Ian McKeith, President of the Lewy Body Society and Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing, has been awarded the prestigious European Grand Prix in recognition of his leadership in research into Lewy body dementia. The €100,000 …

The Imagine Series

‘The Imagine Series’ is an new patient and carer involvement programme coordinated by VOICE and delivered in collaboration with the NIHR Innovation Observatory. The Innovation Observatory is a national centre funded by the Department of Health and aims to see …

Dementia with Lewy bodies: unique genetic profile identified

Dementia with Lewy bodies has a unique genetic profile, distinct from those of Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, according to the first large-scale genetic study of this common type of dementia. The genome-wide association study, conducted by a UCL-led collaboration …

AMRC Membership

The Lewy Body Society is delighted to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities). This is a major milestone for us and we are very excited about the future. Thank …

New international guidelines to identify dementia with Lewy bodies

New guidelines have been published on the clinical and physical indicators to help ensure patients with dementia with Lewy bodies get an accurate diagnosis and the best care possible. Scientists at Newcastle University have led an international team of experts …

Michael J Fox Foundation Research Grant

We are pleased to advise that Dr Marzena Kurzawa-Akanbi has been awarded the Michael J Fox Foundation research grant. The project is very much related to her PhD work which was funded by The Lewy Body Society. Marzena has provided …

Dementia Research – East Anglia

Allison Bentley is a Dementia Research Nurse working in Cambridge, who has developed a special interest in the physical (autonomic) symptoms associated with Lewy body disease. Lewy body disease can sometimes affect a person’s autonomic (involuntary) nervous system, which leads …

Kate Riddick – Sponsored Walk September 2016

Thank you to Kate Riddick who together with her parents has completed a sponsored walk to raise funds for The Lewy Body Society, Kate’s Grannie has DLB. The following was written by Kate:- “We set off early up the Northumberland …