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UNAM develops test to detect Alzheimer’s through olfactory memory

National Autonomous University of Mexico ,UNAMdeveloped a “smell test” for Guessed it Through soon some symptoms clinical Of the disease

While last Friday the U.S. Was granted the right And Nuevo Medicine against him Alzheimer’s destiny discount deteriorate cognitive in its patients Disease neurodegenerativeafter the much anticipated fail launch before any other treatment And a year and a half.

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as a result of macroproject, new strategies in epidemiology, genomic and proteomic Health publicIn this Examination apply the Examination from concentration threshold of Determined Mehakwhich is already standardized for population among 60 and 80 years of age, as explained by the institution.

“When we test a person to assess odor threshold, we ask them to smell a piece of paper”Understand Rosalinda guevara guzmanfrom the Faculty of Medicine (fm), who led the project, along with Patricia Severianfrom the Faculty of Chemistry (FAQ,

Why is olfactory memory important?

if the person feels MehakHe is given another piece of paper with the smell DiverseLike rose, tuberose or mint. “If you are able to recognize it, then your olfactory memory is working”Explained guevara guzman,

later, the researchers they ask you to separate Three It smells bad: Two similar and one different. “This process is also related to olfactory memory, because you must remember that this smell is similar to this other, and that it is different from these”he explained.

Later, over several sessions, Examination from remember sniffer, In the first the person is given a scent to smell not familiar, You are informed, for example, that it is agave And he’s quoted next week. in monday Session it is given to smell the agave so that it Identify, and although he sometimes doubts, he recognizes it. in third SessionTake Separate,

“She remembers the smell of agave because she had already stored that information. That’s the most important test you can do of smell memory.Researcher added.

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In other cases, the person states that yes smellbut don’t know what it is scented, You are shown pictures of an apple, a banana, a pear, or an orange and you Question Which figure does it match? If recognizesthen he did well organization sightNamely, it is still olfactory memory, he indicated.

It is important that a Persona all around 60 years finish it Examination of odors If you notice that your feeling Mehak It doesn’t work well anymore.

“When a person is in an advanced state of dementia, or already has Alzheimer’s disease, their olfactory memory fails and nothing can be done to fix it”said the researcher.

Olfactory memory leads us to remember feelings

Sometimes, thanks to olfactory memory, a Mehak leads us to Remember feelingsfeelings, moments and Till here Persona that they stayed too long Distant last.

the very first reference for memories of It smells bad And this the flavors not in any treaty or Use scientistbut in one construction from Literature French Since the beginning of the 20th century.

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