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Alzheimer's Disease May Decrease Sense of Smell

By Jody Smith HERWriter
 
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Memories and cognitive capacities disappear.

If you're at all worried that you may be experiencing Alzheimer's-induced memory loss, Dr. Oz has a suggestion for you. He has provided a test you can take at home, in an article on his website.

Dr. Oz provides a list of aromatic materials that you can use to test your olfactory health. Have someone help you take the test, and no fair peeking.

If you take his test and find that you can't identify everything on the list after smelling it, Dr. Oz urges you to see your doctor.

Sources:

Abnormal Protein May Explain Loss of Smell With Alzheimer's. News.healingwell.com. Sept. 29, 2011. Retrieved Oct. 16, 2011.
http://news.healingwell.com/index.php?p=news1&id=657266

Smell Disorders. Nicd.nih.gov. July, 2009. Retrieved Oct. 16, 2011.
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/smelltaste/pages/smell.aspx

Your 5 Biggest Health Mistakes. Doctor Oz.com. May 31, 2011. Retrieved Oct. 16, 2011.
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/your-5-biggest-health-mistakes?page=3

Alzheimer's Smell Test. Doctoroz.com. May 31, 2011. Retrieved Oct. 16, 2011.
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/alzheimers-smell-test

Visit Jody's website and blog at http://www.ncubator.ca and http://ncubator.ca/blogger

Reviewed October 17, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Malu Banuelos

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