A fascinating Eye Witness documentary from the BBC which traces the original case that Dr Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist, described. Parts of the long case history are nicely dramatised. The initial sign of dementia in this case was jealousy. Dr Alzheimer realised that he was to an unusual case and something that could give him fame.
The female patient was under his care for 5 years after which she died and her brain was histologically examined and showed the plaques of Alzheimer’s disease. He presented the case in 1905 and died in his early 50’s, the same age his patient was diagnosed with the disease.
The First Alzheimer’s Patient. http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download-low/proto/http/vpid/p03f9slb.mp3. Sent from Podcast Republic.