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What do I need to know about caring for someone with anosmia?

When caring for someone with anosmia it is important to remember that the disorder affects people both physically and emotionally. People with anosmia can be frustrated or depressed because not being able to smell affects one's ability to taste food. This may lead to weight loss as well. Encourage the person you are caring for to eat healthy, nutritious meals. In addition, people with anosmia may not notice dangerous smells, such as gas leaks or smoke. Install a smoke alarm, check their stove for gas leaks, and make sure foods within their home have not spoiled.

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