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Olfaction et maladie d’Alzheimer : une piste pour le diagnostic et le traitement ?

Abstract : The olfactory system is the closest sense organ to the brain. It has a special link with emotion and memory. The olfactory memory is a long term memory and has a strong evocative power. Alzhiemer's disease whose prevalence is increasing, is characterized by retrograde amnesia. There is still no treatment for this neurodegenerative disease and the diagnosis is generally difficult and late. Olfactory disfunctions whose these patients are suffering could be an early marker of the disease. Characterization methods of these olfactory disorders are non-invasive, easy to use and inexpensive. As a consequence they have a clinical value for early detection. Howhever, all olfactory tasks are not damaged, indeed, olfactory stimulation could also be a therapy. It will be shown that the sense of smell can help both in the diagnosis and in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
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Liana Baltzer. Olfaction et maladie d’Alzheimer : une piste pour le diagnostic et le traitement ?. Sciences pharmaceutiques. 2016. ⟨dumas-01470842⟩

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