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New Type of Dementia Discovered: Alzheimer’s Doppelganger?

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. In a nutshell, Alzheimer’s is a disease where you forget things, until it comes to a point where you even forget to breathe (loss of bodily functions). Oftentimes, this disease is interchanged with the general term dementia.

“Not everything that looks like Alzheimer’s disease is Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Julie Schneider, a neuropathologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. And among all the known dementias, this newly identified kind “is the most striking mimic of Alzheimer’s,” she added.

Find out more on this new type of A̶l̶z̶h̶e̶i̶m̶e̶r̶'̶s̶ I meant dementia, on AP News.

(Image Credit: Mark Cornelison/ University of Kentucky via AP)

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