Research showed that people with dementia are at higher risk in having oral health problems due to deterioration in self-care abilities and motor skills. Cognitive decline and functional changes along the progression of dementia disease worsen the oral health in a person, which results in infections, cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. It is necessary for people with dementia and their caregivers to recognize the dental problems and take the precautionary steps.
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able:
· To understand the impact of dementia disease towards dental care.
· To know the denture care in people with dementia.
· To learn the oral care tips for caregivers to people with dementia.
· To recognize the possible dental problems in people with dementia especially those with communication difficulties.
· To explore the dental treatments available in people with dementia.
An e-certificate and 1 CPD point will be given at the end of the webinar.
Targeted participants: Nurses or caregivers working in acute or long-term care institutes, family members, healthcare management, allied health professionals, students, people living with dementia and anyone interested in this topic.
Dr Jessica Francis
Dental Lecturer, Clinical Specialist
Special Care Unit, Faculty of Dentistry