October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month!
LBD or “Dementia with Lewy bodies” is a type of dementia that affects the thinking and moving parts of the brain. Lewy body dementia occurs because of abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein that develops inside the brain’s nerve cells. This disease accounts for 5-10% of all dementia cases.
LBD can occur by itself, or together with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
At the Alzheimer Society, we provide resources for families living with all forms of dementias and are excited to acknowledge and bring awareness to Lewy Body Dementia. For more information on LBD, please visit the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Lewy Body Dementia Association.