Older people who did smell training not only improved in odour identification but also in cognitive functions .
By Ben Jhoty
In recent years it’s emerged that loss of smell is one of the earliest signs of dementia.US research shows older people who have difficulty identifying common odours are twice as likely to develop dementia in five years compared to those with no significant smell loss. Bizarrely, the smell of peanut butter is one of the first smells to go. But here’s the thing: smell training could not only reverse declining olfactory ability but also help prevent neurodegenerative diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
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