Sensory Changes in Later Life

The efficiency of the sensory organs—vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch—declines with age, but the age of onset and rate of decline differ markedly among people. This publication explains the sensory changes older people experience and suggests what you can do to help.


  • Introduction
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Taste and smell
  • Touch
  • Your attitude is important
  • For more information

Date: 01/01/2014
Author: Vicki L. Schmall
Organization: Oregon State University
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises
Tags: best practices, hearing loss, low vision, macular degeneration, senior generation, sensory disabilities, visual, visually impaired
Categories: Overall support