How Dr. Alzheimer Discovered a Disease in a Mental Asylum


“Today, there are an estimated five million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.” I was like seriously? And I knew this number didn’t include the rest of the world, of which my aunt is a living breathing (non-functioning) statistic.
But this cruel disease is not only hard on the sufferer but harder still on the care givers. This weekend I’m grateful for the initial works of Dr. Alois Alzheimer regarding this disease, even while hoping that one day coming soon a cure will be discovered as a result of his legacy. Please take a moment to read this interesting story and note some of the signs we may tend to overlook or attribute to a natural aging process. And most of all, be there for your loved one – whether they recognize you or not.

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galeweithers

Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

3 thoughts on “How Dr. Alzheimer Discovered a Disease in a Mental Asylum”

    1. For me it was more about the research he did into the disease, especially the reviewing of the brain to find out what really happens in the mind of someone suffering from a mental disorder. As someone walking this painful and emotionally distressing road the essay on Dr. Alzheimer proved to be a very interesting read.

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