An on-going topic and cause of concerns being discussed since the onset of COVID-19 is the sense of smell.
Some of you may recall in August 2021, I interviewed Frauke Galia, of Falk Aromatherapy on my Wellness Connections podcast #11. In that podcast Frauke explained that there are various types of smell dysfunction ANOSMIA, for example has become a keyword when one becomes infected with COVID-19, and they temporarily lose the sense of smell. There’s also PAROSMIA, which is a smell dysfunction that distorts our sense of smell. You think that you smell one thing, and it is actually something else.
In addition, smell dysfunction has been linked to the early onset of some cognition problems. Read more at: https://www.judithguerra.com/smell-memory-for-senior-citizens
When your time and interest permit, listen to a recent podcast conducted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the neurosurgeon who appears on CNN and reports on health and medical news. He is also part of AARP’s Staying Sharp programs. He interviews Dr. Zara Patel on his Chasing Life podcast, and she discusses olfactory training – aka – “smell training.
https://www.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/chasing-life/episodes/7801c5d9-d268-4855-99d9-af170114b19c and is part of the Staying Sharp programs at AARP’s website.
And, once again, I suggest you visit Frauke Galia’s website and learn more about smell dysfunction, and training available for help. https://www.falkaromatherapy.com/osmias
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All the best in Wellness!