Sanders-Brown Hosts Discussion & Screening of Documentary Highlighting Robin Williams' Undiagnosed Dementia

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 1, 2021) — The University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is partnering with the Lewy Body Dementia Association(LBDA) to host a virtual panel discussion and screening of a documentary about comedian Robin Williams and his undiagnosed Lewy body dementia (LBD) at 6 p.m., April 8.

The educational film titled, Spark, delves deeper into the disease, its biology, myriad of clinical symptoms and its impact on both the person with LBD and the primary caregiver.

After viewing the film together virtually, attendees are encouraged to discuss the films’ content, key themes and important messages. To encourage this discussion, after the viewing a select group of speakers will present about the disease and then will facilitate a Q&A session.

Experts scheduled to participate on the panel include SBCoA’s own Dr. Greg Jicha, Dr. John Slevin from Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, as well as doctors from both Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic. 

To join this free event, please register at https://tinyurl.com/SBCoASPARK.

View the SPARK trailer here.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800)-273-TALK(8255). Help and hope are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information about SPARK contact Miriam Giles at mgiles@lbda.org or Todd Graham at tgraham@lbda.org.