Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s disease

New research published in the journal Annals of Neurology suggests an individual's sense of smell could be useful in determining whether they are likely to develop Alzheimer's disease

Sense of smell could be an effective way to predict Alzheimer’s diseasePrincipal investigator Dr. Mark Albers, of the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and team found that by assessing the ability to recognize, recall, and distinguish different odors, they could accurately identify individuals who were at greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, with around 5.4 million […]

Woman’s ability to smell Parkinson’s helps scientists to develop first diagnostic test

Joy Milne has an incredible sense of smell that is able to recognise Parkinson's disease on the human body. She detected Parkinson's on her husband, Les, 10 years before he was diagnosed by doctors. Now Joy, from Perth, Scotland is using her ability to help scientists develop a diagnostic test for the condition

Woman’s ability to smell Parkinson’s helps scientists to develop first diagnostic testScientists are close to establishing what causes a smell associated with sufferers of Parkinson’s disease. They hope it could lead to the first diagnostic test for the disease. The breakthrough came after Joy Milne astonished doctors with her ability to detect the disease through smell under scientific conditions. A team from Manchester has found distinctive […]