What is ‘Alzheimer’s Disease’? The ‘Auguste D’ Case Re-opened

@article{Keohane2019WhatI,
  title={What is ‘Alzheimer’s Disease’? The ‘Auguste D’ Case Re-opened},
  author={K. Keohane and V. Grace},
  journal={Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry},
  year={2019},
  volume={43},
  pages={336-359}
}
What is Alzheimer’s: an organic, neuropathological psychiatric disease, caused by plaques and tangles in aging brains or/and an existential condition affecting the minds of aging persons experiencing disconnection from meaning-bearing networks of social relations? Reviewing current research and revisiting Alzheimer’s original case of ‘Auguste D’ this paper offers an historical–sociological genealogy that raises fundamental questions of causality, and even of the ontological status of Alzheimer… Expand
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