The Inspiration of Albert Enz
We extend our most sincere thanks to Albert Enz who very kindly and enthusiastically took up the challenge to create seven amazing new paintings for the reception area of Glasgow Memory Clinic.
The works displayed in this brochure began with seven words and no brief other than the canvas sizes. The words are Memories, Sentiment, Dreams, Peace, Thoughts, Compassion and Inspiration. Each word forms the title of a painting and is accompanied by the original words and thoughts of the artist.
Alzheimer and Fleming – Observation in Time
It is probably unlikely that German doctor Alois Alzheimer, who was born in Bavaria on the 14th June 1864, would have imagined when he reported a sole case of a subject suffering from dementia in 1906 that he was witness to a sea of change in medicine. The condition he described, subsequently called Alzheimer’s disease, would become the major cause of dementia globally in the 20th and 21st centuries. He stood at a point in history when the main cause of dementia, syphilis, was soon to be eradicated by another major discovery to be made by Scottish doctor Alexander Fleming, born in Ayrshire on the 6th August 1881.