Welcome to the "Brushing Up on Mouth Care" education series. In this series, we are focusing on personal daily mouth care for older adults. Many older adults experience a decline in physical and mental health as they age. This often leaves them dependant on others to assist them with their personal care needs.
There are five learning modules in this series that relate to various aspects of providing daily mouth care.
This is module number three, considerations for dementia.
In this session we will review:
1) Understanding Dementia
a. What is dementia? (Prevalence, Types & Symptoms)
b. The most common 'losses' of dementia (the 7A's)
c. Responsive behaviors
2) Tips and Techniques for providing oral care
3) Other techniques for providing oral care
Please note that these educational videos were developed for use in Long Term Care and therefore the term 'resident' is used throughout to describe the recipient of care. However, this information is also valuable to those providing care in other settings such as home care and acute care. In these instances, please take the term 'resident' to mean client, patient, loved one, or whatever term best describes the person you are caring for.