Providing Evidence-based Oral Health Care to Individuals Diagnosed with Degenerative Disorders, Part 3: Alzheimer'€s Disease

Introduction

Introduction

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia in adults older than 65, is a progressive, irreversible brain disease that destroys cognitive functioning. To facilitate patient-centered care for individuals diagnosed with AD, dental professionals must be aware of the stages of the disease, common signs and symptoms, and drug and non-drug treatments used to manage cognitive and behavioral symptoms. The following course will provide an overview of the disease, describe drug and non-drug treatments to help manage the symptoms of AD, and present ways for dental professionals to modify the provision of oral health care to meet the needs of patients diagnosed with AD.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Dr. Simmer-Beck reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice.  Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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*Please note: this course will not be available after November 30, 2018.*

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