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Health issues & symptoms – Touch, taste and smell

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Health issues & symptoms – Touch, taste and smell

Losing your sense of taste? Use more seasoning and spices in your food. (Read this booklet by Agnes Houston)

Sometimes people with dementia feel they can smell smoke. If you worry that you there may (or may not) be a fire, ensure you have a working smoke detector so you don’t have to rely solely on your senses. (Read this booklet by Agnes Houston)

 

Ask your pharmacist to check your medication to see if a loss of taste and smell could be a side effect. (Read this booklet by Agnes Houston)

 

Adapt your home and routine to avoid problematic sources of touch. If you have decreased sensation, be careful while touching hot surfaces or applying heat packs. (Read this booklet by Agnes Houston)

Be aware if any kind of touch is unpleasant for you or altered in some way (increased or decreased). Write it down, so that if you go to stay with someone or go into hospital, they know what to avoid. (Read this booklet by Agnes Houston)

 

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