1906: Dr. Alois Alzheimer first describes “a peculiar disease”

Major Milestones in Alzheimer’s and Brain Research Alzheimer's disease was first described in 1906. In the century since then, scientists have made remarkable strides in understanding how Alzheimer's affects the brain and learning how to make life better for affected individuals and families. 1906: Dr. Alois Alzheimer first describes "a peculiar disease" German physician Alois Alzheimer, a pioneer in linking symptoms to microscopic brain changes, describes the haunting case of Auguste...
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Alzheimer’s frequently asked questions?

Is it not normal to lose memory as one grows older? You cannot expect your brain to continue functioning at the same level as it has always done since your twenties.  As with the rest of your body – e.g. joints, eyes, ears etc. – some gradual decline is inevitable.  But in a sense the brain is usually relatively spared in this regard.  This means that a normal ageing brain should still be able to function quite well.  We should be able to remember our grandchildren, we should be able to r...
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