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People with Alzheimer's disease often experience a loss or decrease in their ability to smell. Therefore, it is very important to install reliable smoke detectors in the homes of people with Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's and Smell: An Overview

A loss or decrease in smell often accompanies Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's and Smell: Suggestions

Suggestions for dealing with smell issues as Alzheimer's progresses include installing good quality smoke detectors and checking them frequently. The person with Alzheimer's disease may not smell smoke or may not associate it with danger. It is also important to keep refrigerators clear of spoiled foods.
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