The Alzheimer’s Inheritance & Research

Research has been going on behind the Alz scenes for many years.  I had never given much thought to what exactly this means until I read the book, The Inheritance by Niki Kapsambelis.

Auguste Deter was only 50 years old when she met Alois Alzheimer in 1901.  Alzheimer was the first to recognize, after her autopsy, that lesions he found in her brain were linked to what was referred to as the “disease of forgetfulness”.  Most doctors in that field had little interest in his work at the time.  Sadly, he did not live to see his findings proven.  He had, however, laid the groundwork for future generations.

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