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Changes in Thinking

Time and Smell

Sense of Time 

Suddenly running late? One of the early symptoms of HD is losing the ability to estimate time. A person’s internal clock becomes less accurate as the disease progresses. 

Not leaving enough time to get something done is another symptom of HD.

Sense of Smell 

People with HD can smell different scents, but their ability to correctly identify smells starts to go in the earliest phases.  

What are the impacts: 

  • Poor hygiene when someone doesn’t realize that they have a bad odor. 
  • Safety hazards if a gas leak isn’t noticed.