Alzheimer's Health Clinics Willimantic CT

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Roncalli Health Center-Windham
(860) 450-7060
595 Valley St
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Mohan Pillai
90 Quarry St
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Visiting Nrs & Comm Health Of E Ct Inc
(860) 456-7288
34 Ledgebrook Drive
Mansfield Center, CT
Specialty
Hospices

Anselm Schurgast
189 Storrs Rd
Mansfield Ctr, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

St Josephs Living Center
(860) 456-1107
14 Club Rd
Windham, CT
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Vincent Stephens
(860) 456-6905
112 Mansfield Ave
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Mark Schroeder
611 Windham Rd
Willimantic, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Edward Balaban
189 Storrs Rd
Mansfield Ctr, CT
Specialty
Psychiatry, Alzheimer's Specialist

Vna East Inc
(860) 456-7288
34 Ledgebrook Dr
Mansfield Center, CT
Specialty
Home Health Agencies

Douglas Manor
(860) 423-4636
103 North Rd
Windham, CT
Specialty
Skilled Nursing Facilities

Sniff Out Alzheimer�s

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By Vicki Gerson

Can you identify these scents in a scratch-and-sniff test: banana, onion, soap, cinnamon, lemon, black pepper, smoke, paint thinner, pineapple, gasoline, rose, and chocolate? If so, this simple test may one day detect Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, studied about 600 adults, with an average age of 80, who showed no sign of cognitive impairment at the start of the study. Participants were asked to identify each of the above odors from one of four scents. Retested once a year for up to five years, participants also underwent a clinical evaluation that included a neurological examination and testing of their cognitive function. Over that five-year period, 30 percent developed mild cognitive impairment. The likelihood of impairment increased as the ability to identify odors decreased; those who scored below average on the smell test were 50 percent more likely to have developed impairment than those who scored above average. When researchers adjusted for smoking and a history of strokes—both of which can impair odor identification—the results still held. The researchers concluded that a decline in smell may indicate an early stage of Alzheimer’s and that this scent test may be helpful in detecting the disease.

Author: Vicki Gerson

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