Susan Gilster, PhD, NHA, Fellow Educator, researcher, consultant Founder, Alois Alzheimer
characterizing the hallmarks of the disease.
These include: the Potamkin Prize (1990); the Alois Alzheimer
Award by the University of Munich (1997); the Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer's Disease Research, presented at ICAD in Madrid, Spain (July 2006); and the Lennox K.
Despite the devastation it creates, scientists still know very little about what causes Alzheimer's disease, which was named after the German physician Alois Alzheimer
Haass is recipient of the Award of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Award of the German Brain League, International Alois Alzheimer
Award, Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award, and the Potamkin Award of the American Academy of Neurology.
Eighty-five years after its first description as a distinct malady by German neurologist Alois Alzheimer
, Alzheimer's disease has become so commonplace that people joke about having it when they can't find their car keys.
in 1906, is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the thought, memory and language parts of the brain, and results in permanent loss of mental capabilities.
On November 4, 1906, German physician Alois Alzheimer
presented the case of a 51-year-old woman who had shown severe memory, language and behavior problems to his medical colleagues.
The physician, a German psychiatric neurologist named Alois Alzheimer
, had little reason to suspect that his name would someday become a household word.
, who discovered amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain of a woman who died of an unusual mental illness.
In recognition of his research, Professor Masters was presented the Alois Alzheimer
Award by the University of Munich in 1997.
Gilster helped develop and is the Executive Director of the Alois Alzheimer
Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, the first freestanding Alzheimer's facility in the United States.