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Today - 28th January 2024 – is the first-ever World Lewy Body Awareness Day.

I met with the Chief Executive of the The Lewy Body Society, Jacqui Cannon and Phil Angrave, volunteer with the Society, (pictured) to learn more about and help to raise awareness of this distressing condition.

Lewy Body is an umbrella term for two different types of dementia: dementia with Ley Bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD).

Lewy body dementia is a progressive, challenging condition, which is though to account for 15-20% of cases of dementia.

In its early stages, it is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s Disease. However, it differs from Alzheimer’s in that it can particularly affect the person’s movement (Parkinsonism) and can cause hallucinations, delusions, changes in alertness and sleep disturbances.

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