By Mathias Jucker, Konrad Beyreuther, Christian Haass, Roger M. Nitsch
Few clinical or medical addresses have so unmistakeably made heritage because the presentation added by means of Alois Alzheimer on November four, 1906 in TÃ¼bingen.The celebratory occasion, ""Alzheimer a hundred Years and Beyond"" geared up at the initiation of the Alzheimer neighborhood in Germany and around the world, in collaboration with the Fondation Ipsen, was once the spotlight of the yr of Alzheimer. in spite of the fact that, past those few months of tributes, the centennial bargains a special chance to evaluate either the development accomplished and the uncertainties closing. This quantity, a suite comprised more often than not of articles via the invited audio system and likewise of some different in demand researchers, is intended to be a list of these occasions.
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The anatomical ﬁndings were also different from those of the usual disease processes. This disease started with a strong feeling of jealousy toward her husband. Very soon she showed rapidly increasing memory impairments. … She was disoriented as to time and place. Within half a year, Auguste developed symptoms typical for presenile dementia, later called Alzheimer’s disease. Her neurological status was normal. There were no motoric disturbances in her gait or use of her hands. Her pupils reacted normally.
Alzheimer concluded: On the whole, it is evident that we are dealing with a peculiar, little-known disease process. In recent years these particular disease processes have been detected in great numbers. This fact should stimulate us to further study and analysis of this particular disease. We must not be satisﬁed to force it into the existing group of well-known disease patterns. It is clear that there exist many more mental diseases than our textbooks indicate. In many such cases, a further histological examination must be done to determine the characteristics of each single case.
Soon afterward, she started to have difﬁculty in remembering things. Two months later, she started making mistakes in preparing meals, paced nervously and without reason in the apartment, and was not careful with the household money. She progressively became worse. She asserted that a wagon driver who often came to her home might do something to her, and she assumed 20 K. Maurer Fig. 7. Birthplace of Alois Alzheimer of Marktbreit that all conversations of the people around her were about her. She had no language disturbances and no paralysis.
Alzheimer: 100 years and beyond by Mathias Jucker, Konrad Beyreuther, Christian Haass, Roger M. Nitsch