World Lewy Body Day – 28th January 2024

Last year we joined forces with all the main organisations working specifically on Lewy body dementia across the world to form Lewy Body Internationaland together we have decided to hold a global awareness raising day. We recently welcomed Lewy Body Belgium as a member, joining groups from France, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Australia and the USA.

We have chosen 28th January as this was the birthday of Dr Friedrich Lewy (who discovered Lewy bodies in 1912) and to mark the day individuals and organisations are encouraged to participate by raising awareness and reaching out to the Lewy Body organisation in their country. We’ll share more information and ideas nearer the time. This awareness day is in addition to our own Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Week ‘Dotty Days’ which takes place from 26th June to 2nd July 2023.