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Alzheimer’s Association to host panel on Lewy body dementia April 6

By Staff | Apr 1, 2021

As part of its virtual “Ask the Expert” program series, the Alzheimer’s Association will host a free panel discussion on April 6 at 2 p.m., “Managing Behaviors in Lewy Body Dementia,” to explore how to better discern and manage behaviors associated with the particular form of dementia.

Among the topics of discussion will be the burden of Lewy body dementia on caregivers and their health — a matter that will be addressed by Dr. James Galvin, professor of neurology and psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Another featured panelist will be Dr. Melissa Armstrong, director of the Mangurian Clinical-Research Headquarters for Lewy Body Dementia at the University of Florida.

Other topics will include fluctuations and psychiatric features of Lewy body dementia, presented by Tanis J. Ferman, a clinical neuropsychologist and professor of psychiatry and psychology at Mayo Clinic, and a presentation from Alzheimer’s Community Educator Carol White regarding triggers and management strategies for challenging behaviors.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/ManagingLBD or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.