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Dental Care

Maintenance of healthy teeth and mouth.
  • Maintaining dental hygiene is often one of the most difficult objectives for a family caregiver. Dementia patients often stop partaking in personal care routines and it is up to their caregivers to help them with these tasks.
  • The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for helping a senior brush their teeth.
  • Seniors are more susceptible to certain oral health problems, like dry mouth, gum disease, and tooth loss, but they are also less likely than ever to have employer-sponsored dental insurance. That means it’s up to you to explore options for covering both routine exams and more specialized dental procedures.
  • Charlie has developed serious dental problems, so now I have to decide which treatment he should get. Do I go for the costly surgery that lasts longer or the more affordable option that could break down in a few years?
  • Research makes a strong connection between poor oral health and impaired health overall. Oral care tends to fall by the wayside for seniors, but it should remain a top priority for everyone.
  • Taking care of your teeth and gums is about much more than having a healthy mouth and a dazzling smile.
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  • People in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia often live in an altered reality. Validating a loved one’s perceptions via “therapeutic fibbing” is the kindest, most respectful way to handle hallucinations and delusions.
  • Watching a loved one progress through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can be a heartbreaking experience. Learn more about short- and long-term memory recognition and the stages of the disease to be more prepared and have realistic expectations.
  • The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ insights on sundowning that occurs at other times of day, like “sunrising.”
  • The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for keeping a dementia patient calm and engaged.
  • Mum hasn’t been herself lately, and it’s been weighing heavily on my mind. Perhaps something is wrong with her medication regimen, or it could be what I dread most: her Alzheimer’s disease is progressing.
  • I see Mum fading in and out of reality, sometimes recognizing the severity of her illness and other times not even realizing something is wrong. All I can do is go through the motions with her.
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