A query from Ruth Baker about Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) appeared on the letters page of the November/December 2009 issue. Your response to her query was good, but a more appropriate Web site to guide Ms. Baker to (rather than FTD-Picks.org) would be the site offered by the Lewy Body Dementia Association, lbda.org.
The site contains information for lay people and professionals, opportunities to join support groups (both online and local), and much more. My husband passed away from complications of LBD last June. The site has helped me and I have become a volunteer for the organization.
According to the LBDA, 1.3 million Americans are battling LBD, making it the second leading cause of dementia after Alzheimer's. LBDA is always extremely grateful when the organization and the disease are brought to the public's attention. Thank you so much.
Bainbridge Island, WA