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Reminding dementia patients to eat by conjuring the smells of a delicious meal

Malnutrition is a widespread symptom of dementia—one that often flies under the radar. Studies in the U.K. have shown that up to 45% of dementia patients lose significant weight after their diagnosis, and up to 50% don't eat enough food. Ode, a new device from the British design firm Rodd, releases familiar food scents three times a day, around mealtimes, to encourage people with dementia to eat and stay healthy. Think of it as a fragrance alarm clock.

Read more on the Fast Company website.