Common problem for older adults: Losing the 5 key senses

It's a well-known fact that aging can lead to losing one's senses: vision, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. In previous studies, researchers have learned about the consequences of experiencing a decline in a single sense. For example, losing senses of smell, vision, and hearing have all been linked to cognitive decline, poor mental health, and increased mortality. In a new study, researchers examined how often multisensory losses occur and what their impact on older adults might be.


Photo: Elderly woman looking out of a window and smiling; Copyright:

According to research, older age is linked to poorer function in all five senses: the largest differences were in hearing, vision, and smell; ©