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.
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
How to join:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to join without an RSVP
Contact us to learn more about our current research
About Lewy Body Dementia
Articles From The Conversation (written by Dr. Armstrong):
- Knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia may help speed diagnosis
- My doctor says there’s a guideline for my treatment – but is it right for me?
- The most important thing you’re not discussing with your doctor
Local videos about dementia with Lewy bodies:
- Dementia with Lewy bodies and psychosis (interview of Dr. Armstrong by Dr. Deeb): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-lqCqsZMmw
- UF Atypical Parkinsonism Symposium (includes information on Lewy Body Dementia): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZbl_Ullesg6b4CRm9TOOAwm-IJxPyya4
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/