October is Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month
The recently released feature film, Robin’s Wish, reveals the true story about Robin Williams and his battle with undiagnosed Lewy body Dementia (LBD), receiving wide public acclaim and educating the community.
Thanks to support from Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc, and the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) the producers of Robin’s Wish created a 45-minute documentary for educational purposes titled SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia This fascinating adaptation delves deeper into the disease, its biology, myriad of clinical symptoms and its impact on both the person with LBD and the primary caregiver
In recognition Lewy Body Dementia Month, The Lewy Body Dementia Foundation and NADONA have made available the movie “SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia” for you and your facility’s viewing.
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a brain disease with a wide spectrum of symptoms that range from movement disturbances, behavior, cognition and sleep and automatic function issues. It is the most misdiagnosed form of dementia. Approximately 1.4 million Americans are affected, mostly those aged 50 or older. It is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. It the most expensive form of dementia.
Please take the time to view the 2 videos. The first video introduces the Film “SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia” and gives some background on Lewy Body Dementia and the second one is the actual documentary “SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia”. There are additional handouts that go with the movies to help you and your staff to better understand this disease process.
This film is available for a limited time only (October and November), so please plan to view it soon!
A huge thank you to the Lewy Body Dementia Foundation for sharing this presentation with us.