What to keep in mind when AD patient needs dental work.
My disabled cousin, who has significant dementia, AD suspected, hasn't had regular dental care in a while of her own choosing. She entered AL a week ago. She doesn't complain of any pain or problems with chewing, but I have a feeling the dentist is going to say she needs extensive dental work. She is on Medicare for the AL, but I'm not sure if that also covers dental bills. If not, she only gets $66.00 per month. The rest goes to the AL facility. ( She was already on regular total Disability for Arthritis when the dementia struck her. She has Medicare, but I don't think that covers dental.)
I'm not sure of her health prognosis as this point, but I want to know what I should keep in mind when the dentist suggests certain services which she cannot afford. I'm her POA.