We report EEG findings in 15 presenile Alzheimer patients (probable Alzheimer's disease according to NINCDS-ADRDA criteria) in relation to clinical characteristics. The quantitative EEG was analysed in terms of absolute band power while accounting for EOG and EMG artifacts, respectively. The degree of dementia is strongly reflected by an increase of power in the delta frequency band, accentuated on the left hemisphere, as well as decrease of alpha activity. Longer duration of disease is associated with a decrease of power in the alpha frequency band, earlier age at onset with an additional increase of power in the theta frequency band. Visual EEG evaluation correlates highly with the degree of dementia, in contrast to visually assessed CCT.