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Are there products available like liners that would help Mom's dentures fit better?

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My mom has severe Alzheimers and is in an assisted living home for memory care. As she gets extrememly anxious and upset whenever she is away from what she is now familiar with, we have a visiting doctor see her. My question is she has lost so much weight that her upper dentures are not fitting correctly and are hurting her. We can't take her to the dentist as it would totally freak her out.

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Forgot to say, hers broke after a while. So she got "refitted" and all is good now.
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My mom went through this, she's a fully functioning women. As you get older, and if your losing weight the adhesives are a temporary solution, she may need new ones...
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I like Sea Bond, because it covers the entire surface of the inside of the denture. Not sure if you could use 2 wafers, but the coverage is better than Polygrip.
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My mom is in skilled nursing and they have a dentist who comes in once a month. We only found this out because we asked!
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check with the social worker on staff there. They might have some the name/s of dentists who would come to where your mom is. A lot of these places have their own clinics where podiatrists, etc come to see residents.
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Mom has dementia and upper and lower partials. She has always used SeaBond for uppers and lowers and it has always worked well, but she has lost so much weight that they are loose and "clacky", plus the fact that she chews them non-stop doesn't help any on the nerves either!! I'm guessing that either no dentures or partials, with a change in eating habits, is the only solution. I have to keep the TV or radio on all the time to keep from going stark raving crazy with her chewing and clacking. I am thankful to see that I am not by myself. Hope you find something that works. Let us know if you do.
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See if a denturist (the person who makes the dentures) can come to the nursing home. (That would be a lucrative business!) Take a new impression of the mouth (which only takes a few minutes) and make new dentures. They are much less expensive than an implant or partial. We are going through this right now with my husband. If you have a dental school nearby the costs will be lower. Another new product is Poligrip partial paste that will cushion her gums if the denture paste does not work. Ill-fitting dentures really will not stay in unless they fit properly. Perhaps you could sedate your mother if a denturist cannot come to the home. Otherwise, soft foods only will still get nutrition inside her tiny body. Above all, don't let her suffer with painful dentures. My best hope you find a solution...
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Try some Dentugrip, but you have to be very careful she doesn't eat it, and that can be a problem in dementia. You also need to have her mouth checked for any sores or infection. Call the dentist who made her dentures, he may be able to help.
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