In an effort to raise awareness of Lewy body dementia, The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) has designated October Lewy body dementia awareness month. The LBDA invites you to join the movement and participate in events in your local community.
Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects an estimated 1.3 million individuals in the United States and is often not properly diagnosed because symptoms can resemble those of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Many doctors and medical professionals still are not familiar with Lewy body dementia, but early and accurate diagnosis is important because people with LBD often have extreme sensitivity to some prescription and over the counter medications.
The LBDA’s goal is to make Lewy body dementia (LBD) a household word and more known among the medical community. You can get involved and help distribute materials around your community and local physicians’ offices or by participating in outreach or community fundraising events.
You can also help by knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia and how to talk to your physician. Click to download a LBD flyer.