Reduced sense of smell has a great impact on quality of life of Parkinson’s sufferers, but it also may be used for detecting Parkinson’s early.
Better markers will enable earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease that would benefit future treatments designed to slow or even stop the degeneration.
Anxiety does indeed predict Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis. This is likely because seeing early symptoms of undiagnosed Parkinson’s causes anxiety.
New research suggests that misfolded proteins in Parkinson’s patients spread from the olfactory bulb (and regions that affect the gut) to other regions of the brain. “A major unmet medical need is a therapy that slows disease progression,” said Dr. Patrik Brundin, who leads Parkinson’s research at VAI and is senior author of the study. […]
Tim Vickers, a Parkinson’s disease sufferer, says ‘It won’t kill me, but it might make me wish it had’. Description: “TIM Vickers says he tries not to think about the future.“ Source Link: http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/10602995.Parkinson_s_disease_sufferer___It_won_t_kill_me__but_it_might_make_me_wish_it_had_/ posted on my Facebook page: Parkinson’s News
Is a decreased sense of smell an indicator of early stage Parkinson’s disease? Well yes and no. While almost all sufferers lose some of their sense of smell, most of those with decreased sense of smell do not have Parkinson’s. So lots of false positives, but combined with other indicators it should be useful. Description: […]