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A new type of Dementia has been identified
"Form of dementia that 'mimics' Alzheimer's symptoms discovered," reports The Guardian.
An international team of researchers has proposed a name for a type of brain disease that causes dementia symptoms: Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, or LATE.
The name brings together previously identified conditions linked to a protein that damages regions of the brain.
The damage causes memory and thinking problems, similar to those seen in Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is thought to be caused by an accumulation of 2 types of protein, tau and amyloid beta, in the brain.
LATE is thought to be caused by another protein, TDP-43, which is usually present in the centre of nerve cells, but may change form and spread into the body of nerve cells as people get older.
It's thought to affect around 20% of adults over 80. Some people may have both types of disease.
A huge pat on the back for Billie! She has passed her SVQ4 Health & Social Care. Billie worked really hard to achieve this qualification and completed it very quickly. She is now awaiting her Certificate to arrive which will take pride of place on her wall.
This qualification is well-earned and both Billie and the agency benefit from the knowledge and expertise she brings to her role as Care Manager.
On 31st May 2017 Fife based care provider Paramount Care joined the growing number of employee owned businesses in Scotland, with all staff members becoming shareholders. "There is a great team at Paramount and the company is now owned by the people who know it best - its employees. Ruth Smyth has done a great thing for the employees, the clients and ultimately, the future of the business".