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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 »

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 »

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 -

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 »

Reduced sense of smell could indicate increased risk of dementia - CTV News

New research has found that seniors who fail to identify at least four out of five common odors are more likely to develop dementia. Carried out by the University of Chicago, the long-term study looked at 2,906 adults aged 57 to 85 and asked them to ...and more »


Previous studies have shown smell tests can flag up everything from very mild memory loss to full-blown Alzheimer's disease. That is because in many people hyposmia or anosmia – a partial or complete loss of the sense of smell – happens before ...and more »

Losing Sense Of Smell Linked To Increased Alzheimer's Risk: Other Early Warning Signs Of Dementia - Tech Times

Researchers have revealed a simple and affordable test that can detect a person's risk of developing dementia within a few years. Dementia And Alzheimer's Disease. Dementia is a condition marked by a decline in memory and other thinking skills severe ...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 »

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 »