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Smell test could predict dementia risk

Smell test could predict dementia risk

October 05, 2017 10:49 AM

Seniors with a poor sense of smell may face a higher risk of memory loss and dementia.
Researchers at the University of Chicago asked nearly 3,000 older adults to identify five odors -- like peppermint, fish, and leather.
People who failed to recognize at least four of the smells were more than twice as likely to develop dementia within five years.
Experts say the sense of smell is closely connected with brain health and losing it may be a strong signal that something is wrong.

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