Problems with Taste
Frequently Asked Questions
4. What impact can loss of taste have on an older person's life?
Taste contributes greatly to our ability to enjoy food and beverages. Problems with taste can have a big impact on older people's lives. When taste is impaired we tend to eat poorly and socialize less, and our general feeling of well-being can be affected. Many social functions involve coming together to enjoy a meal, and people who have lost their sense of taste tend to avoid such situations.