The Lewy Body Society is a registered charity whose purpose is to fund research into Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). We also hope to provide a community focus for those who suffer from DLB along with their carers and families. The website provides information to help those who need to understand the disease and its impact. We also offer links to important groups working in all aspects of dementia care and research as well as other important information sources and books.
A message from our patron, June Brown MBE
"I've become Patron of the Lewy Body Society because my husband, Robert Arnold, died of Lewy Body Dementia. The charity was founded so that more people become aware of this disease and how different it is from Alzheimer's and indeed, Parkinson's disease with which Lewy Body sufferers often share symptoms.
It is extremely important that the cause of dementia is correctly diagnosed as different diseases require different treatment. The wrong drugs can be potentially very dangerous.
I think the Lewy Body Society is so important because it is the only organisation in all of Europe dedicated solely to this disease, providing information and sponsoring research. It is imperative that more research is done in the hope of prevention, better treatment, and ultimately, a cure."
June Brown MBE