University of Florida Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence

Mangurian Clinical-Research Headquarters for Lewy Body Dementia

The Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health has garnered national recognition as a Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence. The award, announced April 3, 2018, recognizes centers nationwide who have distinguished experts in the diagnosis and management of Lewy body dementia (LBD) and creates a network of research centers committed to developing safe and effective treatment for people living with the disease. The Fixel Center is among only 24 centers nationwide honored with the 2017-2018 designation.

Melissa J. Armstrong, MD

Melissa J. Armstrong, MD, MSc

Dr. Melissa Armstrong is the Director of the Mangurian Clinical-Research Headquarters for Lewy Body Dementia at the University of Florida and she leads the Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence at UF. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and has an affiliate appointment in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy. Her clinical work and research focus on improving care for persons with Lewy body dementia and their families, including increasing Lewy body dementia awareness, identifying priorities for care, and improving end-of-life experiences. She collaborates with the interdisciplinary team at the Center to promote a holistic approach to Lewy body dementia care.

 

University of Florida Lewy Body Dementia Support Group

A telephone and online support group for caregivers of people living with dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson disease dementia receiving care at the University of Florida

Every 4th Friday of every month, starting June 22, 2018

2-3 PM

How to join:

Online:  https://join.startmeeting.com/dlb_support

Dial-in Number:  Toll free: (855) 212-0212

Access Code: 784-470-766

For Questions or to RSVP, contact Slande Alliance at 352-294-5407 or slande.celeste@neurology.ufl.edu.

Please feel free to join without an RSVP

 

Research

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About Lewy Body Dementia

Websites

Articles From The Conversation (written by Dr. Armstrong):

Local videos about dementia with Lewy bodies:

Blog post: Lewy body dementia is often unknown and unrecognized: https://www.brainandlife.org/the-magazine/online-exclusives/the-neurologist-is-in-lewy-body-dementia-is-often-unknown-and-unrecognized/