Lewy Body Dementia Information

The Tangled Neuron pointed me to a leaflet available from the Lewy Body Dementia Association called ‘An Introduction to Lewy Body Dementia’.

I’d never come across the Lewy Body Dementia Association before but the website has a lot of useful information posted.   Apart from the ‘Introduction to Lewy Body Dementia’ pdf being available on the site, there is a wealth of resources available including an active forum.

Thanks to the Tangled Neuron for pointing me in that direction. Hopefully, more people will become aware of the resources available and they will be of us. I know they will be to me and people I work with and for.

Lest We Forget

Yesterday was World Alzheimer’s Day. Events around the world were held to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and it’s impact. Some countries are holding study days, others picnics and walks. Different ways of drawing attention to the disease and pushing it into the public consciousness.

I know I am a day late but I thought I’d recognise it by sharing some of the links that I have collected that are related to Alzheimer’s. Some are personal blogs, others are resource or research blogs. Some sites that share information, others that share news.

Hopefully there will be something among them that will prove useful. I know I have found them helpful, personally.  There are many more resources ‘out there’ and I make no attempt at comprehensiveness!

Some don’t fit neatly into my categories so there is some wiggle room there.

image *Micky at Flickr

Personal Blogs

Alzheimer’s Team

Fading From Memory

Wit’s End

Monday’s with Mother – An Alzheimer’s Story

As We Lived Before

Resource/Information Blogs

Forget Memory

Al(t)zheimer’s

The Myth of Alzheimer’s

The Tangled Neuron

Alzheimer’s Notes

Mothering Mother and More

Resource Sites

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Research Trust

Fisher Centre for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

Alzheimer’s Association

I’m sure that there’s a wealth of information ‘out there’ that I have missed and if anyone has any suggestions, I’d welcome them. Of course, it is important to remember that Alzheimer’s is one kind of dementia – but it is by far the best known.

Alzheimer’s Disease International has developed a charter to promote the awareness of Alzheimer’s worldwide. Go and sign – it doesn’t take long! They have also released a short film to accompany it.

 

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas – Do not go gentle into that good night