The Olfactory Sense

The Olfactory Sense

The olfactory system, or sense of smell, is the part of the sensory system used for smelling.

Age is the strongest reason for olfactory decline in healthy adults. Age-related changes in smell function often go unnoticed and smell ability is rarely tested clinically unlike hearing and vision. Neurologists have observed that olfactory dysfunction is a cardinal feature of several neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Without your sense of smell your taste can be altered where food will taste differently or have no taste at all.

The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. Those with full olfactory function may be able to think of smells that evoke particular memories - the scent of baking bread will bring back memories of Grandmas kitchen, for example. Your sense of smell helps you enjoy life. Any loss in your sense of smell can have a negative effect on your quality of life.

Follow Your Nose: Great for reminiscence! Sniff one of the plastic scent containers and then match the aroma to its picture on the game board. The first one to complete a board wins! Game includes 30 scent containers, 5 game boards, and directions in English and French. Or use the aroma pots on their own to offer a wide variety of aroma scents to your clients in a safe manner.

Aroma Diffuser and Aroma Fan: Fill the air with fragrances to stimulate sensory awareness. Quiet, safe, and easy to use this battery-operated, fan-driven compact Aroma Diffuser allows efficient dissipation of essential oils through the natural method of fan diffusion. It can be operated on 4 "AA" batteries (not included) or with the adapter for electrical operation. The unit comes with 5 absorbent aroma pads and additional pads are available for purchase.

This battery-driven Aroma Fan blows air through an aroma oil-impregnated pad. Use a new pad for each fragrance. It operates on 2 “AA” batteries (not included). This Aroma Fan is also available in an adapted version to be used with our adapted switches. Essential oils need to be purchased separately.

Essential Oils: From the sweet aroma of relaxing lavender to the stimulating fragrance of eucalyptus, our essential oils ignite your senses. Our essential oils are pure without chemicals or perfume. Use them with any of the aroma diffusers or fans or the wall mounted aroma panel.

Aroma Dough: Awaken the senses with colorful and fragrant scented dough! Not only can it help elicit the sense of smell but used to soothe and help release stress, ease muscle pain and stiffness and encourage post-stroke hand movement. Aroma dough is smooth, silky, and responsive to light pressure or heavy kneading and its unique moisturizing formula allows a slow release of essential oils.

Interactive Aroma Panel: Activate smells, colors, sounds and breezes for aromatic, visual, audible and tactile stimulation. This panel features a frosted opal finish, four aromas, LED lights to indicate which aroma is being diffused, and 2 fan-speed settings. The panel allows you to use your own choice of essential oils or scented beads. It is compatible with Sensory Magic and Interactive Wi-Fi controllers in your MSE. It can be wall-mounted either horizontally or vertically.

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