The Journal Brain reports a new type of dementia potentially more common than Alzheimer’s disease has been identified according to a recent research.
This newly observed condition could appear to be Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But it is not—it develops more slowly and impacts the brain in different ways. Both AD and LATE may develop simultaneously leading to a faster cognitive decline.
The research was organized by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Pathology, Bronx, NY. They conducted a neuropathological study of 81 brains of prospectively studied subjects aged 80+ at time of death. Reference the source via the link below.
The investigative team hopes to trigger more research for greater understanding for what could be ultimately more treatments. In many communities around the world, the elderly live longer and we seek to keep them as healthy and as comfortable as possible. There is our natural concern for the immediate elderly in our lives (our grandparents, etc.) and by extension all elderly for public health and policy.
Peter Davies, PhD, Department of Pathology
Dennis Dickson, MD