Alois Alzheimer – Last Years
On July 16, 1912, Alois Alzheimer was appointed director of the Clinic of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Silesian Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Breslau. Emperor Wilhelm II signed his license.
On his journey to Wroclaw Alzheimer caught a cold, and he was never to recover from that illness again.
From October 1915 onward, Alois Alzheimer became increasingly bedridden and finally succumbed to renal failure on December 19, 1915, in Breslau. He was laid to rest at the principal cemetery in Frankfurt am Main at the side of his wife who had already been buried there on February 28, 1901.