Home » diseases » Currently Reading:

How did Alzheimers disease get its name?

Tags: , , 8 Comments

Spring Music Preview Any comments?

Related Posts

Currently there are "8 comments" on this Question:

  1. Anya says:

    Emil Kraepelin and Alois Alzheimer co-discovered Alzheimer's disease. Alois Alzheimer studied a 51 year old patient named Mrs. Auguste Deter in 1901 and

  2. Shellie says:

    The disease is named after Alois Alzheimer – Born June 14, 1864 in Marktbreit, BavariaHe died December 19, 1915 at age 51 in Breslau, GermanyHe was a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist and a colleague of Emil Kraepelin. Alzheimer is credited with identifying the first published case of presenile dementia, which Kraepelin would later identify as Alzheimers disease.Alzheimer attended Aschaffenburg, Tübingen, Berlin, and Würzburg universities. He received a medical degree at Würzburg University in 1887. In the following year, he spent five months assisting mentally ill women, before he took an office in the city mental asylum in Frankfurt am Main: the Städtische Anstalt für Irre und Epileptische (Asylum for lunatics and epileptics). Emil Sioli was the dean of that asylum (1852–1922). Another neurologist, Franz Nissl (1860–1919), began to work in that same asylum with Alzheimer, and they knew each other. Much of Alzheimers later work on brain pathology made use of Nissls method of silver staining of the histological sections. Alzheimer was the co-founder and co-publisher of the journal Zeitschrift für die gesamte Neurologie und Psychiatrie. He never wrote a book that he could call his own.In 1901, Alzheimer observed a patient at the Frankfurt Asylum named Auguste Deter. The 51-year-old patient had strange behavioral symptoms, including a loss of short-term memory. This patient would become his obsession over the coming years. In April 1906, Mrs. Deter died and Alzheimer had the patient records and the brain brought to Munich where he was working at Kraepelins lab. Together with two Italian physicians, he would use the staining techniques to identify amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. A speech given on 3 November 1906 would be the first time the pathology and the clinical symptoms of presenile dementia would be presented together. Through extremely fortunate circumstances the original microscope preparations on which Alzheimer based his description of the disease were rediscovered some years ago in Munich and his findings could thus be reevaluated.Since German was the lingua franca of science (and especially of psychiatry) at that time, Kraepelins use of Alzheimers disease in a textbook would make the name famous. By 1911, his description of the disease was being used by European physicians to diagnose patients in the US.In mid-December 1915, Alzheimer fell ill on the train on his way to the University of Breslau, where he had been appointed professor of psychiatry in 1912. Most probably he had a streptococcal infection and subsequent rheumatic fever and kidney failure. He died of heart failure at the age of 51 in Breslau, Silesia.

  3. Chantay says:

    Is dying from Alzheimers disease or disease at age 19 or cancer or stroke or cardiovasular 20 young? Is like cancer or lung cancer, cardiovascular disease or something, dying

  4. Bryanna says:

    Alzheimer’s is a progressive neurological condition that is diagnosed based on psychological and neurological evaluation, as well as, brain scans and other lab tests. For more information, look here: http://alzheimers.about.com/cs/diagnosis… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/how_is_alzheimer_disease_diagnosed

  5. Jacalyn says:

    I wish I had a clear answer for what causes Alzheimer disease, but I don’t. Much research and studies are being done to try and find out what causes it. There are some clues but nothing more. You may inherit the chances, diet may play a rol… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_is_the_cause_of_alzheimer_disease

  6. Zoraida says:

    No one really knows what causes Alzheimer’s disease. There is lots of speculation, but researchers and scientists are still working for the answer. Look here for more information: http://alzheimers.about.com/od/whatisalz… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_causes_alzheimer_disease

  7. Teodora says:

    Feb 11, 2009 It is important to note, however, that Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. How did the disease get its name? Alzheimer’s disease is

  8. Shemika says:

    Dogs don't really get Alzheimer's disease like humans do, but canine cognitive not get up to greet you, or failing to respond to his name or simple commands. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_5667772_recognize-alzheimer_s-disease-dogs.html

Comment on this Article:

Related Posts

Is the clap a disease?


What is a disease that may cause rupture?


Chlamydiae bacterial disease?


Can you catch a a disease from from other people?


What is the disease called when you have super thick discharge?


Can you keep getting Trichomoniasis disease?


Does syphilis go away on its own?


How is the disease HPV transmitted?


What disease is abbreviated VD?


What disease can cause discharge?