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As everyone else said, this is highly unusual. However, every case is different. It's also possible that he suffers from another illness along with dementia or a different type of dementia. I'd talk with the doctor about it.

If it's any comfort, this is likely a stage. Our hearts are with you.
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I saw the humour in this and I hope you don't mind. It's great that he is not a slob and still want to take care of himself, but I do however think the implants are an extreme at this age. My dad at 80 still looked like 50 and he took care of himself, but there were no extremities. My dad now has full-blown dementia, at 88, and it was difficult for me and my sister and the only thing that helps is when we are very gentle to him and explain he can no longer do something.
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Actually, dentures can be problematic in the later stages. Have a talk with dentist and with neurologist to learn all the options and take care of teeth daily to prevent problems later.
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My goodness. That is unusual. I'd make sure too keep an eye on the money and his doctor appointments, to ensure that he doesn't schedule these procedures.
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This would be upsetting if taken to extreme. I have no idea what you can do about it, but hope the obsession passes soon. I would stand strong on the implants. Not only would the implants not be useful at his age, the anesthesia would be hard on him and could accelerate his dementia. Does he accept that he has dementia? or does he feel like nothing is wrong? Them not knowing that there's a problem makes everything more challenging.
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