How in the world do we pronounce this disease correctly?
“1906: Dr. Alois Alzheimer first describes “a peculiar disease”
German physician Alois Alzheimer, a pioneer in linking symptoms to microscopic brain changes, describes the haunting case of Auguste D., a patient who had profound memory loss, unfounded suspicions about her family, and other worsening psychological changes. In her brain at autopsy, he saw dramatic shrinkage and abnormal deposits in and around nerve cells.
Dr. Alzheimer died in 1915, never suspecting that his encounter with Auguste D. would one day touch the lives of millions and ignite a massive international research effort. Scientists recognize Dr. Alzheimer not only for his groundbreaking characterization of a major disease but also as a role model. He set a new standard for understanding neurodegenerative disorders by establishing a close clinical relationship with his patients and using new scientific tools to determine how symptoms related to physical brain changes.” Alz.org/Research Center
Oh, I haven’t answered the question, have I?
My answer is … your guess is as good as my own. I hear Alzheimer’s disease pronounced a lot and mostly everyone has a different version.
I say . . . this acceptance of however it is pronounced is a sign of recognition—and for that we must be grateful!