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Smell Test, Brief Cognitive Screen Combo May Help Rule Out Dementia
eMediNexus,  02 November 2019
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Performance on two quick tests ― a cognitive screen and an olfactory test ― may rule out future dementia, including Alzheimer disease (AD), for patients with mild memory problems, results of a large follow-up study show.

Investigators found that of those participants whose scores on both the Brief Smell Identification Test (B-SIT) and the Blessed Orientation Memory Concentration Test (BOMC) indicated that they were unimpaired, 96.5% did not develop dementia during an average follow-up of 4 years. The study was published online October 29 in Alzheimers and Dementia.

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