Article ID: CBB439301179

Memory and Alzheimer's Disease (2022)

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Borri, Matteo (Author)


Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Volume: 34
Issue: 2
Pages: 57-70
Publication date: 2022
Language: English


Memory (including its disorders) has always been an extensively discussed topic in psychiatry. Although the association between memory and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is now taken for granted, it has been less explicitly noted in the history of this disease. Alois Alzheimer’s first observations of symptoms in a 51-year-old patient mentioned memory disorders, but without explaining their role, and the same can be said of many studies on the subject since then. Only since the 1990s have studies on the pathologies of memory and its functioning been analyzed and taken into greater depth in a vast array of fields ranging from psychiatry to psychology, and from neurology to neuroscience. Memory has thus become one of the correlatives of AD, the particular form of dementia which is among the most common pathologies related to brain aging today. This paper shows how different research fields have integrated their knowledge to define the role of memory in detecting AD as well as to understand the function of memory in brains affected by dementia. The author’s historiographical approach inserts the micro-history of Alzheimer's research into the macro-history of psychiatric classification as proposed by Emil Kraepelin, following the relationship between dementia and memory up to the current scenario as it has evolved in the various editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - DSM

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Authors & Contributors
Lombardo, Giovanni Pietro
Babini, Valeria Paola
Bartolucci, Chiara
Chorell, Torbjörn Gustafsson
Cottebrune, Anne
Crozier, Ivan
Journals
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
History of Psychiatry
Publishers
Franco Angeli
Springer-Verlag
University of Chicago Press
Concepts
Psychiatry
Neurosciences
Medicine
Memory
Mental disorders and diseases
Alzheimer's disease
People
Kraepelin, Emil
Alzheimer, Alois
Aristotle
De Sanctis, Sante
James, William
Morselli, Enrico
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
21st century
18th century
Places
Germany
United States
Italy
France
Java (Indonesia)
Sweden
Institutions
Reichsuniversität Strassburg
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