Alzheimer alois

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Alzheimer, Alois

(Science: person) in 1901 a 51 year old woman, Auguste D, was admitted to the state asylum in Frankfurt. She was suffering from cognitive and language deficits, auditory hallucinations, delusions, paranoia and aggressive behaviour. She was studied by Alzheimer who was working at the hospital in Frankfurt. He moved to the medical school in Munich in 1903, to work with Emil Kraepelin, one of the formost german psychiatrists of that era.

When Auguste D died in April 1906, her brain was sent to him for examination. In november 1906, Alzheimer presented her case at a psychiatry meeting and published his talk in 1907.

in 1910, Kraepelin coined the term alzheimers disease - a term still in use today.

Lived: 1864-1915.