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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Lewy Bodies Dementia - Robin Williams Taken by the horrid illness and closer to "home" this took my Mom within 6 month and she passed away June 9th, 2016
On August 11th, 2014, the world lost a wonderful beloved man. Robin Williams was an amazing actor, comedian, and philanthropist, who touched the hearts of millions with his wit and humor. However, Williams suffered from a degenerative disease that, after his death, was identified as Lewy Body Dementia.
Although Lewy Body Dementia is not a rare disease, it is still widely under diagnosed and many doctors and other medical professionals are still not familiar with it. It is often confused with Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease due to the similarities of the symptoms. Doctors thought Robin Williams had Parkinson’s before an autopsy revealed the massive proliferation of Lewy bodies throughout his brain, one of the worst LBD pathologies the medical professionals had seen.
In an effort to raise awareness of Lewy Body Dementia, Susan Schneider, Williams’ wife, wrote a letter addressing all doctors, medical professionals, and patient advocates to share her husband’s story. You can read it here: The Terrorist Inside My Husband's Brain.
There is no cure for Lewy Body Dementia yet but we are hopeful. CureClick has launched a new mission for a clinical trial for Dementia with Lewy Bodies to help find potential treatment for patients suffering from this degenerative disease. Please share this trial with everyone you know and help raise awareness.