New form of Alzheimer’s-like dementia identified

Written by Olivia Stevenson, Future Science Group

Researchers from Rush University Medical Center (IL, USA) along with several NIH-funded institutions, and in collaboration with international peers, have labeled a newly-defined cause of dementia. This pathway to dementia is known as limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE). Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, and until now, the majority of dementia cases with memory loss have been labeled as AD. However, researchers are beginning to understand that numerous diseases can contribute to this. When the brains of individuals who have died with these conditions are examined, researchers are able to identify the different conditions. In this...

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