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Inability to identify familiar odors may be a sign of early Alzheimer’s

More news on early detection of Alzheimer’s: Recently, a study showed promising results that a blood test may in the future be able to diagnose the disease. Now, a recent article published in the Journal of Neurology indicates that an inability to correctly identify familiar odors may be an early indication of the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. A Chicago doctor says that difficulty identifying odors seems to be related to the buildup of tangles in the brain that appear early in the development of the disease.

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