Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Acknowledgments

The National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke thank the following people for their contributions to the vision and creation of this booklet:

Lisa Snyder, MSW, LCSW
Director, Quality of Life Programs
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
University of California, San Diego

Christina Gigliotti, PhD
Community Health Program Supervisor
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
University of California, San Diego

Angela Taylor
Director of Programs
Lewy Body Dementia Association

Scientific and Medical Reviewers from the LBDA Scientific Advisory Council

Douglas Galasko, MD
Director, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
University of California, San Diego

Howard Hurtig, MD
Chair, Department of Neurology
Pennsylvania Hospital

James Leverenz, MD
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington, Seattle

Caregiver Reviewers

Nancy Archibald
Kathleen Burr
Paul Smith
Joy Walker

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are part of the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

NIA leads the federal government effort conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center offers information and publications on dementia and caregiving for families, caregivers, and professionals.

NINDS is the nation’s leading funder of research on the brain and nervous system. The NINDS mission is to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

NIH Publication No. 13-7907

September 2013

Publication Date: October 2013
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