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.

Recruiting Research studies

PACE-DLB This study aims to understand what changes might predict the end of life in people with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

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FLUX-LBD We want to learn about the experiences of individuals with Lewy body dementia and their caregivers regarding fluctuations in cognition.

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1Florida ADRC Have the opportunity to try new medicines to research their effectiveness with slowing down, stopping, or preventing the disease.

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Tele-heath in LBD This study will pilot an LBD tele-health program. We will virtually offer interdisciplinary care which will include neurology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work and nutrition.

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Lab News

UF neurologist to evaluate changes in Lewy body dementia using novel imaging technique

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.

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UF neurologist earns NIA Career Development Award

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.

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Parkinson’s expert joins Michael J. Fox Foundation Podcast

Dr. Melissa Armstrong discusses thinking and memory challenges for Parkinson’s patients and research advances.

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