The Smell Test

Researchers at the University of Chicago have found that people who develop dementia have difficult identifying certain odors. Subjects who couldn’t identify four out of five scents were found to be twice as likely to develop dementia within five years.

Those scents: peppermint, fish, orange, rose and leather. The fewer of these a person could identify, the more likely that person developed dementia.

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16 Comments on The Smell Test

  1. That test is RAAAACISSSST!!!

    Black folk don’t know nuttin’ ’bout the smell of
    SWPL sh!t like
    peppermint and rose!

    Word.

  2. Dang, my body’s already broken, longevity runs in my family and I can smell all those odors. That means that eventually, as I sit as a broken lump in a chair, unable to do anything, I will still have my mind.

    I think it would be a more fun way to pass time by scattering fairy dust and hear twinkle sounds under those circumstances.

  3. Doctors say, if you smell burning tires, you’re having a stroke. Or, I say, you’re on Arch Street in Philadelphia.

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