My mother has dementia and it is getting worse fast. We moved her into an AL four months ago and since it is so expensive ( but worth it ) we have to be pretty tight with her money. Anyways her teeth were really bad so we really had no choice but to extract the rest of her bottom teeth and get her a full bottom denture. She already had a full upper denture but they made her a new one to match the new bottom. She went through a lot of pain after the teeth were pulled, but the dentist told her she needed to keep the denture in her mouth for 5 days straight before taking it out except to rinse it off. Well she didn't do that and now she has lost it! I went over and looked and so did all of the nurses that work there. It must have gotten thrown out. This had happened to her before when she had a partial on the bottom. She would take it out and wrap it in a napkin and forget and throw it out. It is so frustrating. I took her to at least 5 appt to get it made and fitted and now it is gone and she has no teeth on the bottom. When I asked her when she lost it she said I don't know. I asked if she was in the dining room or her room and she doesn't know. Her memory is really bad now and can't remember anything! She was upset that she lost it, but thinks we should just go get another made. I feel like there is no other choice but if she lost this one in six days she is going to lose another one, and another one, and another one. Dentures are not cheap as you know. I just don't know what to do. Any advice is welcome.