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Cheese and Wine Sensory Evening at Lynhales Hall

Vision, Hearing, Taste, Smell and Touch

A variety of smells and tastes prompted conversation and a great atmosphere shared amongst our 12 partaking residents.

The efficiency of the sensory organs—vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch—declines with age, but the age of onset and rate of decline differ markedly among people. This publication explains the sensory changes older people experience and suggests what you can do to help.

What is it like to hear only a mumbling voice when someone speaks to you?

How does it feel to have poor vision and no longer be able to read a newspaper or clearly see another person’s face?

Why do some older people complain that food doesn’t taste as good as it did when they were younger?

The senses become less efficient with age. But age is not the only factor causing deterioration in the senses. Disease and environmental factors are also important. Intense and prolonged noise affects hearing, smoking reduces taste and smell sensitivity, and diabetes may affect vision.

The senses become less efficient with age. But age is not the only factor causing deterioration in the senses. Disease and environmental factors are also important. Intense and prolonged noise affects hearing, smoking reduces taste and smell sensitivity, and diabetes may affect vision.

Sensory changes can influence the way we see, hear, taste, smell, and respond to touch and pain.

This in turn affects how we experience the world and react to things. A significant sensory change can rob us of many simple pleasures and complicate the tasks of daily living. It may mean reduced mobility, increased dependence on others, inaccurate perception of the environment, reduced ability to communicate and socialize, or loss of self-esteem.

Sensory changes vary from person to person. Fortunately, until their mid-80s most older adults are free of major sensory problems.

Changes in vision and hearing are particularly important because they can affect the person’s ability to function in the physical environment and may lead to isolation.

Here at Lynhales Hall we pay special care and attention to our sensory activities as you will see in the picture above. Our cheese and wine evening stimulates many senses.

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