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Geburtshaus von Dr. Alois Alzheimer


Dr. Alois Alzheimer Memorial and Conference CentreOn June 14th 1864, Aloysius Alzheimer was born in Marktbreit as the son of the notary Eduard Alzheimer. The origin of the name “Alzheimer’s disease” lies with a 51-year-oldpatient who was taken to hospital in Frankfurt in November 1901, where the physicians diagnosed signs of dementia. In November 1906, Alois Alzheimer spoke about this patient at a convention in Tübingen. His report was titled “About a strange disease of the cerebral cortex”. Later the early-onset of dementia was – proposed by Emil Kraepelin – named “Alzheimer’s disease”.