Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dental Care and Dementia.

I was talking to someone the other day and our conversation centered around one of their parents being in a nursing home and having problems eating. My mom had the same problem and one friend, who is a dental hygienist, asked me if mom had a partial plate or dentures -- she had a partial. My friend also asked if mom had lost weight -- yes. Apparently, losing weight can change the size of the mouth and your partial will not fit properly!! So the thing to do is take out the partial when eating and ask the nursing home to grind up or cut up the food more. It worked!! This got me thinking about dental health...

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