Dealing With Dementia
A patient-centered approach will help dental professionals improve both oral and systemic health outcomes for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Describe the oral implications of the medications used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
- Explain the importance of collaboration between dental hygienists and caregivers in promoting the oral health of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
This course was published in the July 2015 issue and expires July 31, 2018. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.