Apolipoprotein E status is associated with odor identification deficits in nondemented older persons.

@article{Murphy1998ApolipoproteinES,
  title={Apolipoprotein E status is associated with odor identification deficits in nondemented older persons.},
  author={Claire Murphy and Alison Bacon and Mark W. Bondi and David P. Salmon},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={855},
  pages={744-50}
}
Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients with moderate dementia show losses in olfactory threshold, odor identification and odor memory. Sensitivity and specificity of olfactory testing is significant, with the greatest power of accurate diagnosis in the more cognitively loaded olfactory tasks. In patients with very mild AD or in patients at risk for the disease because of their mild cognitive impairment, losses are apparent for odor identification, odor recognition memory and odor threshold, with the… CONTINUE READING

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