I watch as Sandra agitates the salt shaker over her food—once, twice, three times, four times over her chicken alone. Then, after taking a bite, she reaches for the salt again. I can tell that, as an older adult, she has gotten into the habit of seasoning her food more and more. She’s discouraged and frustrated, reaching for tastes that she can no longer find. Most of us take for granted our senses and the vivid experiences they provide us on a daily basis. When our capacity to sense the world’s dimensions lessens—especially through taste and smell—doctors weigh the value of treatment against more pressing, life-threatening concerns and often dismiss it as an unavoidable condition of growing older. Our loved ones need our understanding and initiative when they experience the loss of taste and smell in old age. The task falls to us, as caregivers, to advocate for our aging loved ones and help inspire them with new ways to explore the scents and flavors of life—ways that are healthier and more effective than adding extra salt or extra sugar. The challenge is to reconnect with our very awareness of ourselves and the world, to treat our senses as valuable, integral parts of our health and well-being.