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  • A Newly Recognized Brain Disorder Can Mimic Alzheimer's. Here's How It's Different.

    Source: https://www.livescience.com/65360-ne...ease-late.html


    A Newly Recognized Brain Disorder Can Mimic Alzheimer's. Here's How It's Different.
    By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer | April 30, 2019 12:00pm ET

    Researchers are officially defining a new brain disorder that mimics Alzheimer's disease, giving the condition a name and diagnostic criteria, according to a new report.

    The disorder will be known as LATE, which stands for limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, the report said. LATE has only recently been recognized as a type of dementia, and this is the first time that researchers have come to a consensus about what the disease should be called and how it is distinguished from other brain disorders.

    The new report published today, April 30, in the journal Brain is the product of a National Institute on Aging (NIA)-sponsored workshop on the condition, which included researchers from more than 20 institutions in six countries. [6 Big Mysteries of Alzheimer's Disease]

    Because LATE and Alzheimer's disease have similar symptoms, cases of LATE may have previously been mistaken for cases of Alzheimer's. Recognizing these as two separate disorders will advance research on both conditions, the study authors said...
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