Researchers studying donated brain tissue coined the term “LATE” a few years ago. “LATE” stands for limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy.
In January 2022, neurologist Dr. Bas Bloem posted a video online, commenting on whether there were any silver linings to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. He said that it was his perception that receiving a PD diagnosis often caused people to pause and reflect, and decided to put energy into their families, enjoy their children, and travel to dream destinations.
Since parkinsonism disorders can be confused for each other — Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, corticobasal degeneration, and vascular parkinsonism — especially early on in the disease process, perhaps more important than the clinical diagnosis is the prognosis.