Monday, September 5

Whoopi Goldberg on Lewy Body Dementia

Whoopi Goldberg
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Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg touches on the basics of Lewy Body dementia. Watch her quick overview. It includes vital information that can help anyone living with most any dementia. See what the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) can do for you.



Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common form of progressive dementia. More than 1.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease, which affects almost everything about a person, including thinking, movement, behavior and sleep.

Early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment can significantly improve quality of life for people with LBD. Here are a few basics that are good to know.


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Hey, it's Whoopi. I want to tell you about Lewy body dementia, or LBD. You may not have heard of LBD, but it's the second most common memory disorder. More than 1.3 million Americans are struggling with LBD today. At first, you might think it's just a little confusion and forgetfulness. But it's much more.

LBD can also affect movement, behavior, or sleep. Right now, there's no cure for LBD, but it is treatable. The key is recognition and early diagnosis, because people with LBD can have severe reactions to certain medications. Fortunately, information and support are available, thanks to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. So if someone you love is becoming more forgetful or confused, along with changes in movement, behavior or sleep, connect with the people who know what you're going through and can help. To learn more or find support, visit the Lewy Body Dementia Association at www.LBDA.org/Whoopi.

Help raise awareness and support for LBD. For more,
click here for videos and articles on Lewy Body dementia at DementiaWeekly.com .


9 comments :

  1. Thank you Whoopi! Raising awareness like a trouper!

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  2. heya- there is a way you can add the live link right into the youtube video, as a highlight or "note" or speech bubble. and of course there are always apps like viewbix, that will allow you to have links in the video, or in a very attractive video frame-- greater user interaction that way:)

    and thank you whoopi, again, for lending your voice and presence to an important cause!

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  3. My mother had LBD. If only I had known about this resource..... Thank you Whoopi!!!

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  4. Thank you Whoopi! My father had Lewy Body dementia in the 90's. My husband has been suffering from Frontal Temporal Dementia since 2004. From all of the many caregivers thank you for bringing attention to other devastating dementia.

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  5. My sister has PICKs/ftd It not any thing like I have read on the subject. It seems most people can still form words??? vickie has not spoke a word since December 2011

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