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Taste, Smell and Dementia


Agnes Houston was diagnosed with dementia, of the Alzheimer’s type, around twelve years ago. She found that she was experiencing lots of sensory changes and couldn’t find any information about these changes, so she found it difficult to get the support she needed. As a result, Agnes created a booklet called ‘Dementia and Sensory Challenges’.

This was to raise awareness that dementia can be more than memory.

This follow-up booklet focuses on the changes to sense of taste and smell. 

Agnes would like these resources to encourage others to speak to their Doctors, families or friends if they are also experiencing these sensory changes. Our sense of taste and smell are closely linked. Changes to one can have a big impact on the other.