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Smell could probably diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease…

The nose is the newest clue to &to=http://english.pravda.ru/society/2002/06/29/31468.html' target=_blank>Alzheimer's disease. A simple scent test could determine whether a case of mild, short-term memory loss will develop into the progressive neurological disorder. Specific scents are the key. Strawberry, smoke, soap, menthol, clove, pineapple, natural gas, lilac, lemon and leather: People with mild cognitive impairment who cannot identify these scents will develop Alzheimer's disease, according to research from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, reports WASHINGTON TIMES.

Dr Davangere Devanand and colleagues set out to determine which odours are best to use. They tested 150 people with minimal to mild cognitive impairment (MCI).