Dr. Amanda Tavoularis (dentably.com)
Dr. Amanda brings over 20 years of experience to the Dentably Team. She’s committed to dental excellence and helping underserved communities develop good dental habits and assist them to find the best dental care.
Illnesses can also contribute to oral hygiene problems. People with Alzheimer’s have additional risk for dental problems. Patients with Alzheimer's often struggle to receive adequate dental care, even in nursing homes. Patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s are at an even higher risk, and the number of patients with Alzheimer’s is predicted to double by 2050.
It isn’t that people don’t care. A lot of places are very supportive, and there are a lot of programs that support individuals and caregivers with Alzheimer’s. The problem is that there is a widespread lack of education regarding the best way to treat patients with Alzheimer’s, and help them manage their oral care.
If you are a caregiver and you want to know how you can reduce the risk of dental problems in individuals with Alzheimer’s then keep reading. This article will let you in on some helpful ways to help individuals take control back over their routine.