Olfactory Deficits in Neurological Disease

We are seeking healthy adults, aged 18 or older, to participate in a research study. The goal of the study is to examine olfactory function (or the sense of smell) in healthy individuals and in preclinical and clinical subjects with Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, or Frontotemporal Dementias.

If you qualify, you will be asked to undergo tests that measure your ability to discriminate, identify, remember, and evaluate a group of everyday odors. The study will take place at the Departments of Neurology or Psychiatry of the Massachusetts General Hospital (either on the Charlestown Navy Yard or the main campus of the hospital). It will take approximately one hour to complete the tests, and you will be asked to do this once a year. You will not be paid for participating in the study.


For more information, please contact Ilaria Amato, Research Coordinator.