If the dye, called florbetapir, wins regulatory approval, doctors will have the first tool for a quick, definitive diagnosis since German physician Alois Alzheimer
described the disease in 1906.
It is named after German neurologist Alois Alzheimer
, who first described it as a physical disease affecting the brain, which leads to the death of brain cells.
ALZHEIMER'S is so named because it was first described by the German neurologist Alois Alzheimer
According to press materials from the company, in recent decades, researchers seeking a drug to treat the underlying cause of Alzheimer's have focused their efforts mainly on amyloid-beta plaques--protein clumps that appear on the brains of affected individuals that were first noted by Alois Alzheimer
performed an autopsy on the brain of a deceased individual and noted the structural characteristics of the disease that now bears his name.
"This is the most significant development in the treatment of the tangles since Alois Alzheimer
discovered them in 1907."
Gilster developed the Alois Alzheimer
Center, which opened in 1987 as the first freestanding dementia facility in the United States.
The brain disorder, named for German physician Alois Alzheimer
who first described it in 1906, destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
ALZHEIMER'S was first recognised in 1906 by German neurologist Alois Alzheimer
. It's a form of dementia and affects the brain and its ability to function.
ALZHEIMER'S is one kind of dementia, and was discovered by Dr Alois Alzheimer
The three editors of this book helped coordinate a conference of the same name in 2006, the 100th anniversary of Alois Alzheimer
's presentation of his first case.