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March 5: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia (Free public viewing)

Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) & CU Anschutz Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center Will Host a Free Public Viewing of the True Story of Robin Williams’ battle with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). 

You may be familiar with the recently released feature movie Robin’s Wish, which reveals the true story about Robin Williams and his battle with undiagnosed Lewy body dementia. From that movie, Lewy Body Dementia Association and the producers of Robin’s Wish created a 45-min documentary adaptation, SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia

View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2ZlreNjlEY&feature=youtu.be

LBDA is presenting this film to promote community and professional awareness and education to those affected by Lewy Body Dementia. This new and fascinating adaptation delves deeper into the disease, its biology, the myriad of clinical symptoms, and its impact on both the person with LBD and the primary caregiver. The CU Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center and LBDA are co-hosting  a free public viewing of the film on March 5, 2021 from 12 – 2 pm PST

The event will begin with a brief presentation on Lewy Body Dementia by Dr. Samantha Holden. The film will highlight key messages that can enhance learning and understanding of LBD, improve diagnosis and detection, and offer LBD families a way to feel connected to resources and support. After viewing the film together, learners are encouraged to discuss the content, key themes, and important messages. A select group of speakers will discuss the disease and facilitate a Q and A session.

This event is virtual, so please  register here: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/alzheimer/get-involved/events/spark/ to receive the link to view the event.

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