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Dementia with Lewy bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a form of dementia affecting around 80,000 people in the UK.

Very little is known about the cause of DLB, however it is thought to be explained by a combination of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Our research is focused on the genetic element of the disease, and we aim to use the insights gleaned from our Alzheimer's disease research to improve understanding in this area.

By furthering our work in this area, we hope to understand why people develop the disease and translate this into better methods of diagnosis and new treatments in the future.

Help with our DLB research

We are inviting people who have received a diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies to help with this research. Helping with our research is completely confidential and involves:

  • a trained research assistant or research nurse visiting you either at home or at a local clinic. This visit will last around two hours
  • answering questions about yourself and taking part in a memory test
  • providing a blood sample
  • inviting a family member or friend to help by answering some questions about your diagnosis.

Find out more about getting involved

Dementia research contact

Principal Investigator

Dr Rebecca Sims

Dr Rebecca Sims

Research Fellow, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences

Email:
simsrc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8450

Our DLB genetics research is run in partnership with the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR).

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