eFit for Individuals & Caregivers: Your 5 Senses
The five senses are hearing, vision, smell, taste, and touch. Proprioception is awareness of the position and movement of the body and is directly linked to balance. Older adults can have a sudden or slow change in any of these senses and unmanaged sensory loss can have a negative effect on daily life.
Please check back to this space for new learning resources on this topic.
Hope on the Horizon for Seniors Who Have Lost Their Sense of Touch ( Aging Senses ):
How to Make Life Easier and Safer for Seniors with Low Vision ( Aging Care ):
How We Smell ( National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders ):
Listen Up! Protect Your Hearing ( National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders ):
Taste and Smell Change with Age: How Caregivers Can Help ( Seniors Matter ):
What Is Proprioception, and Why Is It So Important? ( Healthline ):