Last week "The Truth about 'Old People Smell,'" awaited me in my gmail. Coincidentally I had just posted about how often elders should bathe so I was curious about "the truth." In the end I was left wondering.
What I'm not wondering about is the importance of proper hygiene for elders. Well-respected, documented research confirms connections with others are essential in aging well and I daresay people who are smelly don't attract others.
This brings up the importance of doing the awkward favor: informing someone you care about that he or she smells (or whatever)....and the dilemma:
What to say. How to say it.
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