Limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE): consensus working group report

Brain, awz099, https://doi.org/10.1093/brain/awz099

This study describes a recently recognized disease entity, limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE). LATE shares similar symptoms to Alzheimer’s disease, but it is a distinct disease linked to different brain proteins.  Interventions designed for Alzheimer’s disease will therefore be ineffective for LATE.  Developing an understanding of LATE will hopefully lead to new avenues of research into dementia treatments and care.

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Exploring dementia and agitation: how public policy needs to respond

International Longevity Centre UK, March 2019

The MARQUE (Managing Agitation and Raising Quality of Life in Dementia) project is the largest ever study involving people living in care homes.  The study examined critical issues for people living with dementia and their paid and unpaid carers, particularly around the challenges of agitation. This report summarises a number of key findings from the study and makes recommendations for how public policy should respond.

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Independent Evaluation Of The Guinness Partnership’s Dementia Project

Housing LIN, November 2018

Evaluation of the progress made in becoming a more dementia-friendly organisation. The Guinness Partnership implemented a two year project in 2015 to take forward developments, initially in two pilot areas of Havant and Manchester with a view to rolling out successful approaches more broadly.

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