Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) Is Making October “A Month to Remember”
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) announces today is the first day of nationwide October Lewy body dementia awareness month, “A Month To Remember.”
The LBD Awareness Movement is a national, grass roots effort to increase LBD awareness in the general public and medical profession. Participants in the movement are getting involved with LBDA in several ways to make Lewy body dementia (LBD) become a household word, from distributing materials in their community and to local physicians’ offices, to organizing outreach or community fundraising events.
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a progressive brain disease that affects thinking, movement and behavior and impacts an estimated 1.3 million individuals and their families in the United States. It is currently widely underdiagnosed because LBD symptoms can closely resemble other more commonly known diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Many doctors or other medical professionals still are not familiar with LBD. Early diagnosis allows for important early treatment that may extend quality of life.
Sherrill House, an independent, not-for-profit, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Jamaica Plain, is hosting an educational presentation by Dr. Stephen Gomperts of Massachusetts General Hospital for LBD Awareness Month -- for more details about the event click here: