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Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Awareness Video

In 2018, Tidal Town Theatre created this video to help raise awareness about DLB, a common, but largely unknown, form of dementia. To donate to The Lewy Body Society, click the button below.

Overview

In 2018, to help support The Lewy Body Society, Tidal Town Theatre filmed this awareness video.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies or DLB is the second most common form of neurodegenerative dementia, affecting approximately 100,000 people in the UK alone. It’s also one of the least known forms of the disease.

Lewy bodies are deposits of abnormal proteins inside brain cells, associated with the death of brain cells. People with DLB characteristically experience dramatic swings in their alertness, fluctuating from clarity to confusion. Vivid visual hallucinations are common in DLB. Because DLB, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s share so many symptoms, diagnosing DLB can be difficult. Accurate diagnosis is essential for successful treatment. For more about DLB, please visit The Lewy Body Society.

The video was shot on zero budget, using borrowed equipment, and relying on the help of many, many big-hearted individuals and organisations. We’re very grateful to everyone involved. We hope, in our small way, to help raise awareness about this terrible disease.

Company

Script, Video, and Direction by

Edwina Lea

Audio, Editing, and Music by

Blas Barragan, Jr.

Performers

(in order of appearance)

Philip McGuinness

Edwina Lea

Kane Murray

Kofi Dennis

Jamie Clark

Blas Barragan, Jr.

Duncan Riches

Andy Weaver

Amber Kuti-Smith

Jessica Buxton

Simeon Scheuber-Rush

Pooja Naik

Sheila Jones

Christine Gregory

Chris Nicholls

Kobi Pham

Lauren Spink

Dan Sanders

With Thanks To …

The Lewy Body Society

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

John Moores University

and many, many more …

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