Navigation Links
Inability to Recognize Familiar Smells Could Signal Alzheimers

People who have difficulty recognizing familiar smells could be experiencing an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published Monday.

Scientists already know that the first lesions of the degenerative brain disease tend to show up in an area of the brain that is home to olfactory senses.

Doctors at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago tested 589 people aged between 54 to 90, and asked them to identify 12 common odors such as lemon, chocolate, black pepper, banana, and soap. The subjects chose the best multiple choice answer for each.

At the start of the study in 1997, none of the subjects had cognitive impairments. The participants were tested every year for five years, and over the course of the study, 30.1 percent developed mild cognitive impairment.

"Risk of developing mild cognitive impairment increased as odor identification decreased," said the study which is published in the July issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.

"Those who scored below average on the odor identification test were 50 percent more likely to develop the condition than those who scored above average," the authors of the study wrote.

"The findings suggest that olfactory dysfunction can be an early manifestation of Alzheimer's disease."

However, "the neurological bases of age-associated olfactory dysfunction are uncertain," and since "difficulty identifying odors is associated with other neurological diseases, including Parkinson's disease," further research was needed, the authors said.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Recognize Heart Attack Signs
2. Nurse Practitioners Are Not Recognized By Medicare
3. The Novel Cut and Splice Method Is Used To Recognize Different Microbes
4. Hamsters Shows How Our Brains May Recognize Other Individuals
5. Scientist Recognized for Drug Addiction Research
6. Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Bariatric Surgery
7. Distinguishable Traits of Fatal Skin Cancer Recognized
8. Plants Have the Ability to Recognize Kin
9. Researchers Discover How We Differentiate Smells
10. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
11. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dr. Richard Amato, a respected periodontist in Monroe, ... Dental Implant Center of Connecticut. As part of the renovation, the cutting-edge practice added ... intended to improve patient comfort while making it possible for Dr. Amato to provide ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... East Los Angeles dentist, Ramin Assili DDS , ... What happens to a woman during pregnancy can have profound effects on a developing ... toll on a baby’s long-term health. This study, which was performed at the University ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... , ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists, in collaboration with the Fertility Center of California, ... fertility care: PESA (percutaneous epidydimal sperm aspiration) and TESA (percutaneous testicular sperm extraction). ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... LARKR™ , an innovative new smartphone app providing on-demand ... country to join its online treatment platform. , Launching in just a few ... greater number of people in need nationwide, and to supplement their traditional practices. Joining ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 ... vintage look. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 contains 60 different color-grade presets, giving editors ... looks, vignettes and blurs to single out subjects, plus much more. FCPX LUT Vintage ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/9/2017)... , June 9, 2017 AirXpanders, Inc. ... focused on the design, manufacture, sale and distribution of ... on the progress of its commercial roll-out in ... available in more than one hundred (100) medical institutions ... AeroForm offers a needle-free alternative for women who ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... June 8, 2017  Less than a month ago, ... than 200,000 companies, including hospital networks, in over 150 ... one of the largest online extortion attempts ever recorded. ... market, it is imperative that providers understand where the ... from this — and many other very real cyber ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... 2017  StatLab Medical Products ("StatLab" or ... of diagnostic supplies for the anatomic pathology ... Company LP ("Cressey & Company"), a healthcare-focused ... investment in the Company. Cressey & Company ... selling shareholder, Prairie Capital, L.P., with certain ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: