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What is the peanut butter sniff test?

Status: Open    Nov 22, 2014 - 12:55 PM


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Dec 21, 2014 - 12:21 PM

An article in the University of Florida's news article explains that

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler can be used to confirm a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, University of Florida Health researchers have found. Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in the UF McKnight Brain Institute Center for Smell and Taste, and her colleagues reported the findings of a small pilot study in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences. Stamps came up with the idea of using peanut butter to test for smell sensitivity while she was working with Dr. Kenneth Heilman, the James E. Rooks distinguished professor of neurology and health psychology in the UF College of Medicine’s department of neurology.

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Dec 01, 2014 - 07:19 AM

My doctor told me about some new research that shows Alzheimer's can affect smell before any other symptoms are present.
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