Smell Loss May Predict Cognitive Decline in Senior People

A new study from the University of Chicago found that those who could not identify at least 4 out of 5 ordinary odors were more than twice more likely to develop dementia within the next five years.cognitive decline

The long-term study included about 3,000 senior adults, aged between 57 and 85, among whom approximately 14% could name just three, 5% could identify only two, 2% could name just one, and 1% of the study participants were not able to identify any odor.

The study's lead author Jayant M. Pinto, MD, a professor of surgery at the University of Chicago and ENT specialist, says: “These results show that the sense of smell is closely connected with brain function and health. We think smell ability specifically, but also sensory function more broadly may be an important early sign, marking people at greater risk for dementia.”

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Cart Preview

Electrostimulation May Boost Working Memory in Senior People

Electrostimulation May Boost Working Memory in Senior People

A new study from Boston University, US, demonstrates that electrostimulation may improve the working memory in people in their 70s. In the course of the study, the researchers asked a group of people in their 20s and a group in their 60s and 70s to complete a bunch of...

[WpProQuiz 1]

Featured Products

Kangoo Jumps Training: 5 Beginner Exercises

In childhood, many of us dreamed of learning to jump high. Now, after years, it became easier - Kangoo Jumps has appeared. This is one of the relatively new, but quickly gaining popularity types of fitness training. There are several advantages of jumpers. ...

read more
All original content on these pages is fingerprinted and certified by Digiprove