Olfaction in neurodegenerative disorder.

  title={Olfaction in neurodegenerative disorder.},
  author={Christopher H. Hawkes},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={18 4},
There has been an increase of interest in olfactory dysfunction since it was realised that anosmia was a common feature of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer-type dementia (AD). It is an intriguing possibility that the first sign of a disorder hitherto regarded as one of movement or cognition may be that of disturbed smell sense. In this review of PD, parkinsonian syndromes, essential tremor, AD, motor neurone disease (MND) and Huntington's chorea (HC) the following observations… CONTINUE READING