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Salute to Sanders Brown Center on Aging show

Aug 17, 2016

Recent press reports have touted a smell test to screen for Alzheimer disease. Does it work? Do aging beagles lose their sense of smell? Why do people with Down syndrome have a higher risk for early dementia? And what is it that brings in researchers from California and Duke to do their research at UK? All this will be answered, with a whole lot more information as well.

Tip: despite all the press reports, there still is not a reliable “Alzheimer disease test”. If you suspect someone you love is losing their memory and cognitive ability, they need a complete evaluation, not a “test”.

Links:

The Sanders Brown Center on Aging Down syndrome study

Alzheimer's Association website

Dr. Elizabeth Head

Dr. Frederick Schmitt