Effects of Ageing on the Senses
As we grow older, most of us notice that we need the volume turned up a little on the television, or a brighter light when reading or a little extra sugar in our tea.
What gives us our ability to smell? What can take that ability away? Is age a factor? What are the consequences? And what can we do if we start to lose our sense of smell? Our fifth sense is touch – unlike the other senses, it is distributed all over the body.
Each of our senses can be affected as we age. So what can we do to protect them?