Loss of Sense of Perfume

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Jude, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear All,

    I took the oldies out to a local Garden Centre this morning so that they could enjoy the flowers. The roses, camillias and stephanotis plants were in full flower and the perfume was wonderfully fragrant. Neither of my parents could smell anything at all..!!

    Has anyone else noticed loss of sense of smell with AD sufferers? It hadn't really occurred to me before, but I wonder if this is why they get rather indifferent to food now and again.

    Best wishes, Jude
     
  2. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Jan will eat things now that she would never have touched before; she also seems to feel pain to a lesser extent. Perhaps the sense of taste/smell/pain all becomes less.
     
  3. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Brucie,

    This is good news indeed! Perhaps I can resume cooking with garlic and chilli. Wonder if I could get away with the odd swipe at my father when he annoys me.....?

    No, seriously. I was really surprised about the loss of senses and that I hadn't noticed it before now. It must be pretty recent really, because I bought some freesias for my mother a few weeks back and she loved the perfume and also commented on them several times a day.

    Jude
     
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Registered User

    Apr 1, 2003
    161
    Hi Jude,

    My dads still really seems to enjoy his food, in fact that's an understatement. However, is sense of taste has definitely changed over the past year. For example, I noticed that dad could drink juice 'concentrate' without a wince if he forgot to mix it with water. You've got me curious, so I'll check out dads reaction to smells next time I see him.

    Just as aside, one of my favourite books is Patrick Suskind's Perfume, it's one of the few books I can read over and over again - pure ol' factory poetry.

    Cheers
    Charlie....
     
  5. Charlie

    Charlie Registered User

    Apr 1, 2003
    161
  6. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Charlie,

    Thanks for the info. Will check them out.

    Jude
     
  7. Nutty Nan

    Nutty Nan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2003
    785
    Buckinghamshire
    Favourite book

    Charlie,
    'Perfume' is such a brilliant, clever and unusual book - definitely to be recommended!
     

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