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Catch-up – Cognition & olfaction by Mohammad Amin Abdollahi

Hosted by Adam Smith

Mohammad Amin Abdollahi, from Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran, Iran. Amin presents some critical terms in the normal cognitive ageing period and Olfactory system.

Amin is driven by the effects of dementia within his own personal life, which inspired him to shift his academic education from being a biomedical engineer to cognitive rehabilitation therapist in the memory and ageing department.

Evidence suggests that olfactory sensation is one of the first symptoms to occur in Alzheimer’s disease even years before other symptoms occur. However, the mechanisms and relationships of olfactory sense with other cognitive abilities and capacities have not been elucidated. Therefore, by assessing cognitive abilities such as attention, working memory and processing speed, as well as assessing people’s quality of life in the community of people entering retirement age, due to the greater likelihood of cognitive and olfactory deficits in these individuals, this issue will become more clear. In this webinar I will investigate the correlation between the olfactory ability of individuals and some of the most important cognitive abilities.

This Midday Lecture Webinar was recorded on the 10th July 2020 and is brought to you by the NIHR Dementia Researcher Website, and hosted by Adam Smith, Programme Director at the Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research, University College London

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