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Who We Are The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) organization and is the leading resource in the United States for those affected by Lewy body dementia (LBD). LBDA is dedicated to providing outreach and education to families struggling with LBD, raising awareness of Lewy body dementia among the general public and medical profession, and advocating for increased research funding. Our Mission Through education, outreach and research, we support those affected by Lewy body dementias. Our Vision We envision a cure for Lewy body dementias and quality support for those still living with the disease.
What is Lewy Body Dementia?
Lewy body dementias (LBD) are a collection of related brain disorders that affect 1.3 million people in the United States. The common ties between these disorders are the presence of "Lewy bodies" (abnormal protein deposits) in the brain and varying combinations of certain cognitive, motor and psychiatric symptoms.
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Join with the LBDA Volunteer Team! Our Volunteer Team is made up of volunteers throughout the country who give their time and expertise to help support the fight against Lewy body dementias. The 1.3 million people in the U.S. who are living with LBD need your help! As an LBDA Volunteer you can facilitate a support group, distribute educational materials within your own community and much more. Many LBDA Volunteer opportunities are virtual and require only that you have access to telephone and internet service. To join the LBDA Volunteer Team click on an opportunity to learn more.