The Elderly, Carriers of Dementia Syndromes and Dental Care

International Journal of Aging Research

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Title The Elderly, Carriers of Dementia Syndromes and Dental Care
 
Creator Berta Luíza Gabriela Moreno¹, Cinthia Natali Pontes dos Santos2, Andreza de Oliveira Melo2, Maria Tereza Nascimento Filgueiras Andrade2, Nathalia Patrícia Almeida Santos3, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal4
 
Subject Aging, Dementia, Oral health
 
Description The demographic and epidemiological transition resulting from declining birth rates, increased economically active population, decreased infectious diseases and increased chronic degenerative diseases produce a population scenario with a high number of elderly individuals, prone to developing dementia, whose prevalence is directly related to increasing age. Dementia is progressive and characterized by the loss of self-care ability and ability to perform activities of daily living, including the difficulty to perform oral hygiene and accept dental treatment, thus resulting in decreased oral health. Thus, it is necessary to know and think about oral care to increase the quality of life of this population through actions of health promotion, prevention and recovery with the accomplishment of home and hospital dental procedures, besides the traditional service, at a dental office.
 
Publisher eSciPub LLC
 
Date 2020-05-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://escipub.org/index.php/IJOAR/article/view/148
10.28933/ijoar-2020-05-1005
 
Source International Journal of Aging Research; Vol. 3 No. 3 (2020): International Journal of Aging Research; 66
2637-3742
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://escipub.org/index.php/IJOAR/article/view/148/151
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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