UK To Host Discussion & Screening of Robin Williams Documentary

Apr 7, 2021

If you or someone you know is dealing with dementia issues you're invited to sign up for a special online screening of Spark - a documentary about comedian Robin Williams and his undiagnosed Lewy body dementia. Dr. Greg speaks with Gregory Jicha with the Sanders-Brown Center On Aging which is co-sponsoring the event on Thursday April 8th at 6 p.m.

  

Credit UK Now

From UK Now: 

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. 

This is the link to join the SPARK event: https://video.ibm.com/UKYSPARK

You can submit any questions you have for the expert panel and test your Lewy body dementia knowledge by clicking this link: SPARK Questions for Panel & LBD Quiz

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.