Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fart in a tornado

New research indicates there’s an association between olfactory dysfunction and amnestic middle cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease dementia.  This is according to a research abstract posted this week on the website of JAMA Neurology.

JAMA Neurology is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association.

What’s the meathead-version of this research finding? 

The internet website WebMD perhaps does the best job by explaining that losing your sense of smell may mark the start of memory problems and possibly Alzheimer’s disease.

This middle-aged man has never been known to have an impeccable sense of smell so this new research finding is of grave concern to me.

In an anxious moment upon learning this, he quickly asked himself if he remembered what he had for breakfast.  With a lightning-fast correct answer, he bellowed a sigh of relief but still wanted additional confirmation that his memory all was well.

He’s now researching weather reports on the lookout for nearby hurricane or tornado activity so he can subject himself to the gold-standard olfactory assessment test.

And what might that be?

Does he have the ability to smell a fart in a tornado.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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