Doctors Held Peanut Butter Under His Nose. She Says This Easy Test Can Predict The Onset Of…
Everyone is worried about Alzheimers disease as it is the most common cause of dementia.
Memory loss, trouble thinking and difficulties with language are all common symptoms. Figuring out if you have Alzheimers can be crucial. Apparently there is a very simple way to do this.
A graduate student at the University of Florida is being credited with coming up with a test involving peanut butter and a ruler, which can actually detect early Alzheimers. Jennifer Stamps designed this test which essentially costs nothing and can be done right at home. She realized during her studies that those with Alzheimers were having a hard time smelling from their left nostril.
In the right nostril, they could smell the peanut butter from 20 centimeters away. But with the left nostril, only 10 centimeters away.
Cranial nerves which control smell become affected with Alzheimers patients. Its one of the first things that happen, so this test makes for an ideal way for early detection to happen, which can allow doctors to treat the patients and greatly delay the effects. This allows a higher quality of life and more time allowed to share with loved ones in a healthier state.
Two-thirds who have the disease are women, and a total of 5.3 million Americans have it overall. Unfortunately, they are looking at a rise to 7.1 million by the year 2025. Thankfully, this amazing, yet simple, test may help manage that number a whole lot better. Try out this test for loved ones who you may suspect might be showing early signs of Alzheimers.
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