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NAN Foundation SPARK Acadia LBDA

A documentary featuring Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

August 6, 2021
3:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Support the NAN Foundation in promoting community and professional awareness and education to those affected by Lewy body dementia. Donate $20 or more to the NAN Foundation before August 6 to receive access to the movie showing and live Q&A. Once you have donated, your seat will be reserved and you will be emailed a link to the movie showing by August 6th.

You may be familiar with the recently released feature movie Robin’s Wish revealing the true story about Robin Williams and his battle with undiagnosed Lewy body dementia (LBD), receiving wide public acclaim. From that movie, Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) and the producers of Robin’s Wish created a 45-minute documentary adaptation, SPARK: Robin Williams and his Battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

LBDA is using this educational film to disseminate information about Robin Williams and his battle with undiagnosed Lewy body dementia (LBD) 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, myriad of clinical symptoms and its impact on both the person with LBD and the primary caregiver.

While support for this film was provided by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc., LBDA is currently the sole sponsor of SPARK and is proud to offer it to academic medical institutions and organizations for the purposes of further raising understanding and awareness of LBD among healthcare professionals.

As an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and/or LBDA Research Center of Excellence (RCOE) we are offered exclusive access to host an event to view the film SPARK and our organization is working with LBDA to host a NAN Foundation on August 6, 2021 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm ET.
These educational events are intended to gather healthcare professionals, in-person or virtually, to watch the 45-minute film. During this time, the film SPARK will highlight key messages that can enhance learning and understanding of LBD, improve diagnosis and detection, and provide resources and support. After viewing the film together, a select group of experts in the field will present key information about the disease and 10-15 minutes of Q and A session will follow. During this session, learners are encouraged to discuss the films’ content, key themes, and important messages.

Thank you for partnering with us to promote community and professional awareness and education to those affected by Lewy body dementia.