Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimers Disease-1

Editors: Lit-Fui Lau · Michael A. Brodney


It was one hundred and one years ago that Alois Alzheimer presented at a scientific meeting a case of progressive dementia in a 51-year-old patient Auguste D. Postmortem analysis revealed two pathologies, namely, senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. These findings were published the following year in 1907. In 1910 Emil Kraepelin, Alzheimer’s mentor, named this disease after its discoverer.

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