J Rhinol > Volume 24(1); 2017
Journal of Rhinology 2017;24(1):1-7.
Published online May 31, 2017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18787/jr.2017.24.1.1   
Olfaction and Alzheimer Disease
Ji Eun Lee
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Chosun University College of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea. jeviolins@gmail.com
후각과 알츠하이머병
이지은
조선대학교 의과대학 이비인후과학교실
Abstract
Olfactory deficits have been reported to be associated with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), idiopathic Parkinson's disease and several other types of dementia. There has been increasing interest in early and severe olfactory impairment related to neurodegenerative disorders. AD is the most common type of dementia, accounting for approximately 60-80% of cases. The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between olfactory and cognitive dysfunction in AD and to explore whether olfactory testing, as part of a neurocognitive evaluation, could be a useful screening and prognostic tool for AD.
Key Words: Alzheimer disease;Olfaction disorder;Dementia




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