LATE – A New Dementia Identified

When we talk about dementia today, most of the cases have been identified as Alzheimer’s disease and will occur after age 65 (called late-onset). On April 30th of this year in the issue of Brain (HealthDay News) co-author Dr. Peter Nelson of the University of Kentucky announced a new form of dementia. It affects people above the age of 80, and researchers think it has been around for a long time, probably misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are calling this disease LATE which stands for limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy.

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