Mayo Clinic Launches Lewy Body Dementia Program, Funded by The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation

Mayo Clinic Launches Lewy Body Dementia Program, Funded by The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation
Mayo clinicThe Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation has granted the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, a $5.75 million gift to fund research on Lewy body dementia. Mayo will be launching a new program dedicated to advancing knowledge on diseases that cause a progressive decline in mental and physical capacities, as well as finding treatments for them. The Mayo Clinic Dorothy and Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Lewy Body Dementia Program aims to advance both knowledge and awareness related to Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's disease. In addition, the grants will be invested in the brain bank located in Mayo's Florida campus, which is currently composed of approximately 1,000 donated organs from deceased patients. Even though the disease is not as easily recognized by name as other diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, it is still a serious neurodegenerative disease, as patients suffer psychiatric complicatio
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