Exploring the experiences of those living with Lewy Body Dementia
The LBD Life Lab at UF explores the experiences of people living with Lewy body dementia from diagnosis to end of life. Our interdisciplinary team uses both qualitative (experience-based) and quantitative (data-based) approaches to understand the lived experiences of individuals with Lewy body dementia and their caregivers. The goal of our research group is to improve the lives of those affected by Lewy body dementia through purposeful conversation and innovation.
Shannon Chiu, MD seeks to evaluate brain changes in people diagnosed with Lewy body dementia using a novel diffusion-weighted MRI technique and task-based quantitative electroencephalography, or EEG.
Bhavana Patel, DO seeks to pilot a telehealth model of care for patients with Lewy body dementia, or LBD, in an effort to expand options for those who face barriers to accessing interdisciplinary care for LBD in person.
Dr. Melissa Armstrong discusses thinking and memory challenges for Parkinson’s patients and research advances.