Jay Ingram explores Alzheimer's disease in new book

I may have to pick up this book - it sounds very interesting.

Ingram traces German neuropathologist Dr. Aloysius Alzheimer’s early efforts in the late 1800s and early 1900s to understand “the Index Case” of the disease, a woman who came to see him when she was 51 years old.

The patient appeared to have early-onset Alzheimer’s, Ingram said, and the Bavarian-born scientist spent years interviewing her and taking copious notes to establish the degree of her dementia.