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Anna Wolf and Alex Bahar-Fuchs from the University of Melbourne recently wrote an article in The Conversation titled “An impaired sense of smell can signal cognitive decline, but ‘smell training’ could help” to explain that as we get older, we can experience problems with the sense of smell.
This olfactory dysfunction is common in people with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s – it often presents before other cognitive symptoms appear. There is a strong link between smell and taste so olfactory dysfunction can lead to lower appetites, nutritional deficiencies and impacts to quality of life. But it seems ‘smell training’ can improve the ability to identify and distinguish between smells, leading to improved function and wellbeing!
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