Caring for Patients With Alzheimer Disease
The provision of comprehensive, person-centered care for individuals with this neurodegenerative condition is key to maintaining quality of life.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define Alzheimer disease (AD).
- Explain the similarities between the immune response generated by AD and periodontitis.
- Identify oral health risk factors associated with AD.
- Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in treating patients with AD.
This course was issued in November 2021 and expires November 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.