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CLBDI Holiday Fundraiser

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This holiday season, we're raising money to donate to the good people at the Robarts Institute at UWO researching Lewy Body Dementia. The research is headed by Dr. Pasternak and all funds raised will go directly to the fight against Lewy Body Dementia.

"Lewy Body Dementia is a form of dementia that occurs due to abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein inside the brain's nerve cells. These deposits are called "Lewy bodies", named after the scientist who first described them. The deposits interrupt the brain’s messages and affect the areas of the brain that involve thinking and movement. We do not yet know why or how these Lewy bodies form. LBD can occur by itself or together with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's and it accounts for 5-15% of all dementias. Unfortunately, there is currently not a lot known about the genetics of Lewy Body Dementia.

​As of right now, there is no cure and LBD is fatal. Between 10-15 percent of all patients with dementia have Lewy Body Dementia. Though Lewy Body Dementia is the second most common form of dementia, it is the least well known. One of the major issues that people diagnosed with LBD and those in the medical field face is that the diagnosis can only be confirmed through an autopsy after death. This is one of the leading reasons why this type of dementia has been such a mystery to the medical world until recently and why more research is desperately needed."

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Joseph Daniel
Kitchener, ON

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