Imagine being unable to see well enough to drive. What if you couldn’t smell your favorite flower? Consider what it would be like losing the taste of Mom’s cookies. How would you feel if you could no longer hear the gurgling stream that runs through the nearby park? Contemplate being unable to feel the furry touch of the family dog under your fingertips.
Some people – maybe your parents, grandparents or even you – know all too well what it’s like. From hearing loss to blurred vision, aging adults often notice changes in their five senses. Below you will find resources from the Aging Senses campaign to help you learn what to expect as you grow older, or to protect your loved one’s senses and minimize the effects of sensory loss.