Are there ways we can upgrade our hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell, each of which tends to weaken as we age? Sheri Rose, CEO and executive director at The Thrive Center, tells us about some helpful apps and devices designed for improving your sense of smell.
Essential Awakenings: Taste and smell are the senses that first tend to weaken as we age. Scent therapy, the simple act of inhaling strong aromas, is thought to enhance and improve one’s ability to smell. Essential Awakenings offers 50 different scents such as grass, chocolate, popcorn, and peppermint to not only improve one’s sense of smell but also to awaken memories. Scent is tied to the part of the brain that triggers emotions and memory. As reported in the Essential Awakenings kit, The Sense of Smell Institute found that over the course of a year, memory recall from scent is an amazing 65 percent, higher than any other form of recall.
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BY MEGAN WILLMAN