Anosmia in dementia is associated with Lewy bodies rather than Alzheimer's pathology.

@article{McShane2001AnosmiaID,
  title={Anosmia in dementia is associated with Lewy bodies rather than Alzheimer's pathology.},
  author={Rupert McShane and Zsuzanna Nagy and Margaret M. Esiri and Erin King and Catherine Joachim and Nicholas T. Sullivan and Ashley Dean Smith},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={739-43}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess olfactory function of patients with dementia. Odour detection ability is impaired in clinical Parkinson's disease. Evidence of impaired detection in patients with clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease is inconsistent. No studies of olfaction have been neuropathologically validated. METHODS The olfactory function of 92 patients with dementia and 94 controls was assessed using a simple bedside test as part of the Oxford Project To Investigate Memory and Ageing (OPTIMA… CONTINUE READING

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