Scientists identify new form of dementia

04:55 EDT 1 May 2019 | Pharmafile

A team of scientists from Britain and the United States have described a new form of dementia, according to a study published in the journal Brain.

The researchers are calling the disorder ‘limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy’ or LATE for short.

While similar to Alzheimer’s disease, the disorder, which is generally found in the ‘oldest-old’, is separate from Alzheimer’s.

Nevertheless, the researchers believe that many cases of LATE may have been mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease in the past.

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