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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease, a pre-senile dementia, was given its first full public clinical and pathological description, by a German neurologist Dr. Aloysius "Alois" Alzheimer (see below) on November 3, 1906, at the Tubingen meeting of the Southwest German Psychiatrists.

The symptoms of the disease were first identified by his colleague Emil Kraepelin on July 15, 1910 in his book Clinical Psychiatry, while Alzheimer observed its characteristic neuropathology. Because of the significance Kraepelin attached to finding the neuropathological basis of psychiatric ailments, Kraepelin granted Alzheimer the privilege of the disease bearing his name.

US Grid Iron players are three to four times more likely to contract Alzheimer’s (among other things) as the average American.

On November 5, 1994, former President Ronald Reagan published a letter to the U.S. people announcing his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. It is not known how many of his infamous verbal mishaps when he was president were early signs of the condition.

Ronald Reagan, suffering from Alzheimers, would clean his swimming pool for hours without knowing his agents were replenishing the leaves in the pool.

You can catch Alzheimer's disease, but only if the sick person's brain matter comes in contact with your brain matter.

Here's a list of some songs about Alzheimer's disease.

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