The first report of Alzheimer’s disease

The Lancet Neurology

Published: Septiembre 2017

Autor: Emmanuel Drouin, Guillaume Drouin

Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915), a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist, was the first to describe the clinical and pathological features of a then unrecognised brain disease. In 1895, Alzheimer described “arteriosclerotic brain atrophy”.1 This notion was important for differentiating arterosclerotic dementia from general paralysis since…

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