Older adults often have a distinctive smell that may be a perfectly healthy and natural part of aging or that may signal health problems or other challenges they are facing. Sylvia Todor, Regional Marketing Director with Kindred at Home, explains what can cause noticeable body odors as a person ages.
If you've visited a nursing home, you may have noticed a distinct odor that you associate with older adults. In fact, Johan Lundström, Ph.D., led a study
in 2012 in which participants were asked to identify which of two smells came from an older adult. His results indicate that most people were able to identify the smell of an older person versus that of a younger adult. Read Full Post