Insights into Newly Characterized Form of Dementia

Working with their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, researchers at the University of Kentucky have found that they can differentiate between sub-types of dementia inducing brain disease.

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“For the first time we created criteria that could differentiate between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and a common Alzheimer’s ‘mimic’ called LATE disease,” said Dr. Peter Nelson of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky. He says they validated the criteria rigorously. The study was recently published in BRAIN: A Journal of Neurology. The first author of the paper was John L. Robinson from the University of Pennsylvania and the corresponding author was Nelson.

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Filed under aging brain, Alzheimer's disease, Alzheimer's risk, brain function, brain research, dementia, Healthy brain

4 responses to “Insights into Newly Characterized Form of Dementia

  1. I wonder if there’s a connection between what you wrote about and this article? https://theconversation.com/does-forgetting-a-name-or-word-mean-that-i-have-dementia-144565

    I suspect there is.

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