Early Test for Alzheimer's Peanut Butter Smell Test


...elusive dreamer
Apr 5, 2009
What if early detection of dementia was as simple as measuring the quality of a person's sense of smell?

Researchers from the McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste and the University of Florida (UF) seem to think this might be the case, as they recently found that a simple smell test involving a dollop of peanut butter and a ruler is a highly effective way of detecting and confirming the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

Since it is already well-known that cranial nerve deterioration is one of the first observable symptoms with cognitive decline, Jennifer Stamps and her colleagues from the two schools decided to construct a simple smell test to see whether or not this deterioration is detectable.

They chose to use peanut butter as the test substance because it is a pure odorant, which means it is only detected by the olfactory nerve rather than multiple sensory systems. http://www.naturalnews.com/042457_peanut_butter_Alzheimers_diagnosis_smell_test.html