The most common problems affecting the eyes and ears can be corrected with lenses and hearing aids. But there’s no implement that can give a leg up to another important sense that can fade with aging. And that’s our sense of smell.
As we reported here last year, cognitive decline is already linked to a failing sniffer. Now, a new study shows flunking a smell test is linked to more than just dementia. It also predicts impending frailty and death.
A stuffy nose from a cold or flu will diminish our sense of smell but it quickly bounces back once we’ve healed […]