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Sat, Jan 14


St. Augustine

Olfactory Training and Parkinson's

Over 75% of people with PD have a diminished sense of smell, leading to problems with appetite and digestion. Join us to learn how olfactory training can re-wire your brain and improve smell. The techniques used in wine tasting will be reviewed and applied to several other beverages & foods

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Olfactory Training and Parkinson's
Olfactory Training and Parkinson's

Time & Location

Jan 14, 2023, 1:00 PM

St. Augustine, STARS Rehab, suite 3. 4320 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA


About the event

Loss of smell is a common and often early complaint from people living with Parkinson's.  A loss of smell often reduces pleasure in eating and may lead to weight loss.  Smell also primes the digestive system and without it, poor nutrient absorption and constipation can occur.  

Scientists have reported that on-going olfactory (smell) training recalibrates the brains networks to improve sense of smell, which in turn improves taste, nutrient absorption, and the digestive process.

Debra Mullin, speech therapist at STARS Rehab, and Steve Mitherz, person with PD and former wine tasting instructor, will teach participants techniques to train sense of smell.  Wine and other beverages and foods will be used to guide people through the exercises.  

This event is FREE and open to partners.  Registration is capped at 15 people so save your spot now.

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