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Today marks the birthday of German Neurologist and psychiatrist Alois Alzhemiers, who wrote his name in the history of Neurology after discovering that the reason for memory loss was a misfiring hippocampus (a part of brain that stores and retrieves information).

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Born on June 14th, 1864 Alois studied medicine at Aschaffenburg, Berlin. He holds the credit for publishing first case of pre-senile Dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease was named after its founder Alois.  He found that as a result of protein plaques and tangles in the brain, nerve cells die and lose connections.

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Memory loss is the main feature of Alzheimer’s disease as people suffering the disease find it impossible to retrieve most stored information.

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Alzhiemer’s disease is so far incurable but studies trying to find a cure are underway.

Had you not told us about the disease, we still might have been wondering why we forget things. Happy birthday, Alzheimer!