Alzheimer's Disease - Research Article from Macmillan Science Library: Genetics

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In 1907, Alois Alzheimer, a German physician from Bavaria, published the case of one of his patients. The patient, Mrs. Auguste D., at the age of fifty-one years developed an unfounded jealousy regarding her husband. This behavioral change was followed closely by a subtle and slow decline in other cognitive abilities, including memory, orientation to time and to physical location, language, and the ability to perform learned behaviors. All of her difficulties gradually progressed in severity. Within three years, the patient did not recognize her family or herself, could not maintain her self-care, and was institutionalized. She died a short four and a half years after her illness began. Her brain was removed at autopsy. Using a novel (at the time) silver stain to highlight changes in brain sections, Dr. Alzheimer viewed the tissue under his microscope. He described what are now the...

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