Monthly Archives: August 2019

Dementia and Oral Health

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. There are over 200 sub-types of dementia, but the five most common are: Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, fronto-temporal dementia and mixed dementia. Older adults with dementia-related conditions like Alzheimer’s disease are at increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease and may […]