Dementia with Lewy bodies
The recent release of the documentary ‘Robin’s Wish’ shows that dementia can affect people in many ways. Sometimes more physically than the memory and thinking changes many often associate with dementia. One type that affects people differently is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), a condition that Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams lived with for many years.
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Dementia researchers from the University of Cambridge are inviting the public to join a free online event on Tuesday 4 August, to hear about progress being made in dementia research. Experts from the University of Cambridge will provide new insights into identifying the very earliest stages of dementia with Lewy bodies. The free online event…
Dr Daniel Erskine at the University of Newcastle will investigate how neurons are affected by Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
Researcher, Prof Jody Mason at the University of Bath will investigate the build-up of a key protein in the development of dementia with Lewy bodies.
Researchers at the University College London aim to understand the mechanisms underpinning visual hallucinations in both DLB and Parkinson’s disease.
Use information from the Brains for Dementia Research Programme to find out which disease combinations lead to a more rapid decline of memory and thinking skills.
Prof Nick Fox and Prof Jon Schott are studying brain scans to investigate changes in the brain over time in a longitudinal amyloid-PET/MRI study of the 1946 birth cohort.
While dementia with Lewy bodies can certainly have an enormous impact on people’s lives, unfortunately it is by no means rare.