Oral health care for patients with Alzheimer's disease: An update.

08:00 EDT 9th April 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Oral health care for patients with Alzheimer's disease: An update."

Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD) are among the age-associated chronic conditions that are most challenging to health care systems around the globe, as patients with dementia require full-time, intensive care for multiple years. Oral health care is negatively impacted by cognitive decline, and consequently poor oral health is common among people with ADRD. Poor oral health status is linked with many undesirable consequences for the well-being of people with ADRD, from excruciating local pain to life-threatening conditions, as aspiration pneumonia. In this paper, the authors provide an update on the most current concepts about Alzheimer's disease epidemiology, etiology, and management, current oral health care for patients with Alzheimer's disease, oral health promotion strategies for this population, as well as current research and future direction for improving oral health care for patients with Alzheimer's disease. It concludes that oral health care should be included in the patient's routine health care as early as possible in the progression of Alzheimer's disease for preventing rapid oral health deterioration. Establishing oral hygiene routines and providing dental treatment that is customized to the patients' individual needs and disease stage are important to achieve good oral health outcomes and prevent quality of life decline.


Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry
ISSN: 1754-4505


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [55439 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

What outcomes are important to patients with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers, and health-care professionals? A systematic review.

Clinical trials involving patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) continue to try to identify disease-modifying treatments. Although trials are designed to meet regulatory and registration requirements...

Oral health is a mediator for disease severity in patients with behcet's disease: a multiple mediation analysis study.

The aim of the study was to examine whether oral health as an infection focus could mediate disease course in patients with Behçet's disease (BD).

Self-report oral health and disease experience among adults in China and NZ.

Differences in oral health perceptions complicate comparisons of self-reported oral health in countries with considerably different cultures, traditions, and dental care. We compared it in China and N...

2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.

The 2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats outline a comprehensive approach to support companion animal practices in improving the oral health and often, the quality of life of their canin...

Advancement Of Teledentistry At The University Of Rochester's Eastman Institute For Oral Health.

Dental caries is the most prevalent infectious disease among US children. National surveys have shown that poor and minority-group children are not only disproportionately affected by dental caries bu...

Clinical Trials [23866 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

the Use of Different Treatment Care Methods in Patients With Dementia Associated With Alzheimer's Disease.

The purpose of this observational study is to examine patterns of treatment care for patients with Alzheimer's disease in a real-world arena and to examine the association with different o...

A Study of Health Care Use and Costs in Participants With Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease (AD)

The purpose of this study is to learn about health care use, costs, and clinical outcomes over time for amyloid positive participants with early stages of AD in the United States. This stu...

Study Evaluating GSI-953 in Healthy Young and Alzheimer's Patients

To assess the pharmacodynamics (PD) of biomarkers amyloid beta peptide 40 and 42 (Ab40 and Ab42) in CSF, following single oral doses of GSI-953, an investigational drug, in healthy young ...

Anti-viral Therapy in Alzheimer's Disease

Anti-viral therapy in Alzheimer's disease will investigate the efficacy of treating patients with mild Alzheimer's disease with the U.S.A marketed generic anti-viral drug Valtrex (valacycl...

Specific Care and Assistance Plan for Alzheimer's Disease

The main objective of this work is to assess the feasibility and efficacy of a specific Care and Assistance Plan for Alzheimer's disease (PLASA). The main outcome measure selected is incap...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the oral and paraoral structures and the oral management of systemic diseases. (Hall, What is Oral Medicine, Anyway? Clinical Update: National Naval Dental Center, March 1991, p7-8)

Health care services that are respectful of and responsive to the health beliefs, practices and cultural and linguistic needs of diverse patients. The provider and the patient each bring their individual learned patterns of language and culture to the health care experience which must be transcended to achieve equal access and quality health care.

Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)

Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)

A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)

Quick Search


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Neurology - Central Nervous System (CNS)
Alzheimer's Disease Anesthesia Anxiety Disorders Autism Bipolar Disorders Dementia Epilepsy Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Neurology Pain Parkinson's Disease Sleep Disorders Neurology is the branch of me...

Pain Disorder
Pain is a feeling (sharp or dull) triggered in the nervous system which can be transient or constant. Pain can be specific to one area of the body eg back, abdomen or chest or more general all over the body eg muscles ache from the flu. Without pain ...

Searches Linking to this Article