Decline of gustatory sensitivity with the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Decline of gustatory sensitivity with the progression of Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Mariko Sakai and Manabu Ikeda and Hiroaki Kazui and Kazue Shigenobu and Takashi Nishikawa},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={28 3},
BACKGROUND Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) manifest various impairments in eating behavior. However, few previous studies have directly investigated the gustatory function of AD patients, and results have been inconsistent. METHODS Thirty-two AD patients (Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) 0.5/1/2, respectively 11/15/6 patients) and 22 normal control participants were examined to measure detection and recognition thresholds of the four elemental tastes (sweet, salty, sour, and bitter), and… CONTINUE READING
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