Chemosenory declines in older adults with HIV: Identifying interventions

Academic Article


  • Olfactory and gustatory impairments are observed with aging and with HIV infection. Thus, the synergistic effects of aging with HIV infection on olfactory and gustatory declines may be profound. Such declines can jeopardize several areas for an older adult living with HIV such as safety, appetite and malnutrition, cognition, mood, and quality of life. Potential interventions that need to be investigated include hormone replacement therapy, lifestyle changes, medical assessment, and compensation strategies. Nurses are the primary providers of care and education to address sensory alterations of those who have HIV and those who are aging.
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    Author List

  • Vance D; Burrace J
  • Start Page

  • 42
  • End Page

  • 48
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 7