The word dementia comes from Latin, De means apart and
Alizheimers was named after Alois Alzheimer who was a psychiatrist who identified the abnormalities in behavior and the brain tissue of a lady called Augusta D she was 50. The study was from 1901 to 1906, when Augusta passed away. They discovered unusual plaques in the brain. Alzheimer died at the age of 55. But this was the forerunner to understanding dementia.
The word dementia has Latin origins,
If you would like to know more about dementia please click on the website, What is Dementia section on our dementia care website or pick up a brochure from our reception at:
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