Archive for October, 2013

Peanut Butter: Diagnosing Alzheimer’s in a Jif?

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The news outlets have been buzzing with the results of a clinical test conducted at the University of Florida that has the potential of confirming a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease through smelling peanut butter. Is this a joke or is there evidence to support this claim?

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PET Scans and Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

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In 1906, Dr. Alzheimer first discovered plaques on the brain while conducting an autopsy of a patient who had had severe dementia. For the next 105 years, physicians continued to confirm an Alzheimer’s diagnosis by autopsy; there was no other way to know if the patient’s brain had the plaques Read More…

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