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Emma & Kate Haslegrave's Hike

We are walking the 3 Peak's in Yorkshire for The Lewy Body Society because our Mum died from dementia with Lewy bodies.

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The Lewy Body Society

Virtually unknown but not uncommon, Lewy Body disease is the second most frequent cause of age-related neurodegenerative dementia. Accurate diagnosis is essential for successful treatment. The purpose of the Lewy Body Society is to raise awareness of this terrible disease amongst the public and the medical profession.

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Following a 7 year battle with dementia with Lewy bodies, our Mum sadly died in September 2016.

Dementia with Lewy bodies, is the second most frequent cause of dementia and is often misdiagnosed, as it was in Mum's case. 

Whilst the campaign to raise awareness has begun, it is important that people also understand about the lesser known types of dementias as an understanding is crucial in being able to properly describe the symptoms to get an early, accurate diagnosis and to be able to provide relevant care.

At least 5 percent of people aged 85 and older are thought to live with this little known but not uncommon and devastating disease. In the UK approximately 100,000 are thought to have dementia with Lewy bodies.

So in the Summer of 2018 Emma & Kate are walking the 3 Peak's in Yorkshire to raise awareness about dementia with Lewy bodies and money for the Lewy body Society. 

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