A Valentine's Day Gift That "Gives Back" To Lewy Body Dementia Families

Feb 08, 2016, 09:12 ET from Lewy Body Dementia Association

ATLANTA, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This February 14, when you present your sweetheart with flowers or another gift, you can spread the love at no extra cost, by simply purchasing that gift online through AmazonSmile or FTD Flowers, Plants & Gifts . A portion of every dollar spent will automatically be designated to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA).

This donation will help raise awareness, provide education, and promote research for those affected by the second most progressive form of dementia. Additionally, after naming the Lewy Body Dementia Association as your chosen charity one time on AmazonSmile, any future Amazon.com purchases (from anywhere on the site) will automatically designate a portion to LBDA, at no extra cost.

When you go directly to this FTD Flowers, Plants & Gifts link, or enter the site this way, https://www.ftd.com/lbda/, LBDA will also automatically receive a portion of purchases any time. In this case, purchases must always go through this co-branded page to ensure the donation.

"We are sincerely grateful to both Amazon and FTD for their partnership," said Michael Koehler, CEO of LBDA. "With approximately 1.4 million people in the U.S. diagnosed with LBD, such donations are significant," he added.

Dr. Dan Kaufer, a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Lewy Body Dementia Association, explained that "LBD is commonly mistaken for Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, or a psychiatric disorder because of overlapping features." Dr. Kaufer, who is Director of the Memory Disorders Program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, added that "Patients who are misdiagnosed may not receive potentially beneficial medications or are prescribed medications that make symptoms worse."

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About the Lewy Body Dementia Association

The Lewy Body Dementia Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, promoting scientific advances, and supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers. LBD, a complex disease that can present with a range of physical, cognitive and behavioral symptoms, dramatically affects not only the person diagnosed but also the primary caregiver. The only national health organization dedicated to LBD, LBDA supports all those affected.


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