Who is Doctor Alzheimer? Posted in: Columns Contributor We all know what Alzheimer’s is – but how many of you know who Alzheimer was? Like Crohn’s disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, or Hodgkin disease, Alzheimer’s disease bears the name of the man who first documented it back in 1901 – Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist and neuropathologist born in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!