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Losing sense of smell in later life could be early sign of dementia, scientists warn - The Independent

Losing the ability to smell peppermint, fish, orange, rose and leather could be an accurate early warning sign of dementia, according to a new study. The ability of nearly 3,000 people aged 57 to 85 to detect these five odours was tested by scientists ...and more »

Elderly who have trouble identifying odors face risk of dementia - EurekAlert (press release)

IMAGE: For both studies, the researchers used a well-validated tool, known as 'Sniffin'Sticks.' view more. Credit: Rob Kozloff, for the University of Chicago Medicine. A long-term study of nearly 3,000 adults, aged 57 to 85, found that those who could ...and more »

Poor Sense of Smell May Signal Impending Dementia - New York Times

A poor sense of smell may indicate an increased risk for dementia, a new study has found. Researchers recruited 2,906 men and women ages 57 to 85, testing their ability to identify five odors — orange, leather, peppermint, rose and fish. Five years ...and more »

Losing sense of smell linked to dementia - News-Medical.net

Scientists have found that losing the sense of smell is an early sign that a person is at risk of development of dementia later in life. The study entitled “Olfactory Dysfunction Predicts Subsequent Dementia in Older US Adults,” was published in the ...and more »

Symptoms of Dementia: Study Finds Inability to Smell Peppermint Linked to Disease - Newsweek

GettyImages-850442008 Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. A recent study finds the inability to smell peppermint linked to the disease. Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Share. Health ...and more »

Dementia Symptoms: Inability To Smell These Scents Could Hint At Condition - The Inquisitr

A new study suggests that the inability to detect certain smells could be a possible dementia symptom in older individuals. In order to determine how an elderly person's sense of smell could affect their risk of dementia, a team of researchers from the ...and more »

Sniffing out dementia with a simple smell test - Medical News Today

In a study that followed almost 3,000 older people with normal cognition, researchers found that a simple smell test was able to identify those at higher risk of dementia. smelling a rose. Researchers have shown that a simple smell test could identify ...and more »

The simple smell test that can accurately diagnose dementia - Mirror.co.uk

A simple smell test has been shown to accurately predict a dementia diagnosis five years later. The study of almost 3,000 adults, aged 57 to 85 found that those who could not identify five odours on “smell sticks” all had the disease. Researchers found ...and more »

Smell test could determine dementia risk - New York Daily News

Older people having trouble identifying smells could mean they're at risk for developing dementia later in life. (natalie_board/Getty Images/iStockphoto). BY Constance Gibbs. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Friday, September 29, 2017, 4:15 PM. The nose knows. A ...and more »

Inability to smell peppermint linked to dementia, study says - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mental confusion, sleeplessness and mood swings are all symptoms of dementia. Now scientists are linking the inability to smell peppermint to the disease as well in a new study. »RELATED: People with dementia: Atlanta police being trained to empathize ...and more »