Why sense of SMELL is the biggest tell-tale factor for Alzheimer's - and could be spotted 10 YEARS before memory loss symptoms
A fading sense of smell could be the first sign of Alzheimer's, a new report warns.
A study of 183 patients at Massachusetts General Hospital found those with early signs of the disease were far less likely to be able to identify or easily recall smells.
It is the latest, and most conclusive, evidence to date that memory loss is not the first sign of Alzheimer's.
In fact, lead investigator Dr Mark Albers says, a hampered sense of smell caused by the disease could be detected a decade before patients start becoming forgetful.
'There is increasing evidence that the neurodegeneration behind... read more
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