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A New Study Shows A Connection Between Your Sense Of Smell And Dementia

The Journal of The Medical Association recently published a study which shows patients who have an impaired sense of smell at around the age of 80 are associated with a higher risk of dementia.

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"Your sense of smell at an older age could determine if you are at a higher risk at developing dementia."

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Your sense of smell at an older age could determine if you are at a higher risk at developing dementia. - An impaired sense of smell in patients at about the age of 80 was associated with a higher risk of dementia according to a new study, the Mayo Clinics Rosebud Roberts conducted the research and says its a simple test that your doctor can perform. - It's not diagnostic, but its a marker of increased risk and it can help if you are trying to make a decision about the patient's risk. - The study was published online by the Journal of Medical Association.