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Sense of smell, age
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John K Jordan
Other senses decline with age, for example sensitivity to light - things get dimmer and dimmer. Ever notice how little kids cringe and cover their eyes when the light is turned on? Good reason to have very bright lights in the shop.

Sense of smell is apparently supposed to decline with age. But I'm 71 and can't see that mine is worse than others. But my wife's sense of smell is outstanding. (that can be good or bad!) Maybe that's why she is such an amazing cook, always experimenting with subtle flavors when concocting new recipes.

On the other end of the spectrum our youngest son, 37, has not been able to smell things since he was born, as far as we can tell. One danger in that is the inability to detect things like spoiled milk.

JKJ

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