Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects 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.
“The general public, and far too many primary care doctors and nurses, have never heard of LBD. In addition to trying to manage a very difficult disease, LBD families find themselves in the unanticipated role of educator and advocate,” says Angela Herron, President of LBDA’s Board of Directors.
On October 1, 2012, the Lewy Body Dementia Association celebrates “A Month to Remember” and joins The Caregiver’s Voice to recognize a caregiver for one with Lewy body dementia.
NOMINATE TCV’s LBD Caregiver of the Month of October (click on link).
For this month only, all nominated caregivers must care for one with Lewy body dementia
(or at least one person with LBD for professionals).
Self-nominations are welcome. Open to family and professional caregivers.
DUE 10 September, 2012.
Finalists will be contacted the week of the 17th of September.
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting patients, their families and caregivers, and promoting scientific advances. Through outreach, education and research, LBDA supports those affected by Lewy body dementias.