“We Give Back” Winner — July 2022
Helaine Fraser has chosen to donate $500 to Lewy Body Dementia Association as a part of Wiglesworth-Rindom’s Charity Referral Program. Helaine has seen the effects of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) when her best friend and companion of more than 25 years was diagnosed with LBD and eventually passed away. Although her companion never experienced the full effects of LBD, it is characterized by cognitive impairment, Parkinsonism, cognitive fluctuations, visual hallucinations, REM sleep behavior disorder as well as lethargy. After this experience, Helaine realized how important continued research into this degenerative disease is in order to advance treatment for the disease and to inform caretakers of how to best look after their loved one with LBD.
Helaine is originally from Long Island, where she was raised in Lawrence. Upon her retirement as a legal secretary six years ago, she moved to Florida. Helaine has two children; her daughter, Andrea (46), lives in New York City and her son, Scott (44), lives in Las Vegas. Helaine enjoys travelling, walking, and playing mah-jongg.
To learn about how you can give to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, visit: https://www.lbda.org/donors/