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Published on Oct 9, 2013
Oscar winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, star of the critically acclaimed television show "The View," graciously donated her time and completed a public service announcement (PSA) for the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA).
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common form of progressive dementia. More than 1.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease, which affects almost everything about a person, including thinking, movement, behavior and sleep.
With the PSA we hope to raise awareness and support for LBD. Early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment can significantly improve quality of life for people with LBD.
Hey, it's Whoopi. I want to tell you about Lewy body dementia, or LBD. You may not have heard of LBD, but it's the second most common memory disorder. More than 1.3 million Americans are struggling with LBD today. At first, you might think it's just a little confusion and forgetfulness. But it's much more.
LBD can also affect movement, behavior, or sleep. Right now, there's no cure for LBD, but it is treatable. The key is recognition and early diagnosis, because people with LBD can have severe reactions to certain medications. Fortunately, information and support are available, thanks to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. So if someone you love is becoming more forgetful or confused, along with changes in movement, behavior or sleep, connect with the people who know what you're going through and can help. To learn more or find support, visit the Lewy Body Dementia Association at www.LBDA.org/Whoopi.