Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy body dementia (LBD, sometimes referred to as Lewy body disorder) is an umbrella term that includes Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), two dementias characterized by abnormal deposits of the protein alpha-synuclein in the brain. LBD is considered one of the four Atypical Parkinsonisms.
Local Support Groups:
The Georgetown Lewy Body Dementia support group meets the 2nd Monday of each month) at Legacy at Georgetown Assisted Living/Memory Care. We meet upstairs on the second floor, in the chapel. ALL are welcome, this is a FREE and open to the public event.
*****Our Georgetown group is now open to both Care Partners and those "Living With Lewy" in providing safe, supportive groups for both, where we will individually explore a given topic, then come back together to learn more about how we can lovingly care for each other while walking this journey called "Lewy".
The Highland Lakes Area Lewy Body Dementia support group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at Lakes Shores Church at 704 N. Hwy 281, Marble Falls. ALL are welcome, this is a FREE and open to the public event.
Our NEW South Austin/Kyle Lewy Body Dementia support group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month and is held at Orchard Park of Kyle at 4701 Ratcliffe Drive, Kyle. We will meet in the private dining room. ALL are welcome, this is a FREE and open to the public event.
The Central Austin Lewy Body Dementia support group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month and is held at the main campus of AGE of Central Texas building at 3710 Cedar Street, Austin. We meet in the Founder's Room. If door is locked, call 512-593-7669 or text 832-794-8810, and we will open the door to you. ALL are welcome, this is a FREE and open to the public event.
For any questions regarding ANY of the Central Texas groups, please reach out to Sarah Hyde-Williams by calling 512-593-7669 or texting 832-794-8810... or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also find a complete list of all groups, events and seminars on MeetUp; simply search for our groups...Caring for Aging Parents and Austin Lewy Buddies.
GENTLE REMINDER - our groups are for care partners only (with the exception of our new Georgetown group), not particularly for the care recipient. Due to the sensitive nature of our discussions, and that you, as a dedicated care partner, need time away to refresh your mind and body with the loving support of others who are walking this journey as well. If you need someone to care for your loved one while you attend one of our groups, please give me a call and we can discuss your options.