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

When caring for someone with ageusia, remember the disorder affects that person physically and emotionally. The person you are caring for with ageuisa may be frustrated or depressed by not being able to taste food. Weight loss or gain may result. Encourage the person with ageusia to eat healthy, nutritious meals. Also, help prepare foods in new and interesting ways, using new spices and different colored foods. You could also encourage someone with ageusia to join a support group to help cope with ageusia.

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