In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer investigated the brain of Augusta Deeter, a woman who had no sense of time/place or details of her life.

As you guessed, this was the first recorded case of Alzheimer’s disease. Interestingly if Augusta had been alive today, there’s not much else we could offer as Alzheimer’s remains to be the only one of the nation’s top 10 most common causes of death for which there’s no effective treatment.

Dr. Sagar Kamprath is a fellow in integrative and behavioral medicine at the University of Texas Medical Brach, focusing on incorporating principles from nutrition and Ayurveda into primary care in order to arm patients with the information they need to be an active participant in their own healing processes.

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