PDF: Dementia and Dentistry

Dementia is increasing in prevalence: by 2025 it is estimated that there will be over a million people in the UK with this diagnosis.

The condition is likely to affect us all as healthcare providers, whether in our patients, our relatives or ourselves. This article gives an overview of dementia: causes, treatment, how it affects people and provides advice on how to manage patients with dementia who require dental care.

CPD/Clinical Relevance: By identifying the patient with dementia and being aware of the challenges in providing care the clinician can provide better treatment and reduce the chance of dental problems as the condition progresses.

Julie A Edwards - Liz Ford and Carole Boyle
SpecialCareDentistry - 2015

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