How to help someone with dementia look after their oral health

According to the NHS, one in 14 people over the age of 65 will develop dementia in the UK. And the condition affects 1 in 6 people over the age of 801.

Dementia is a progressive syndrome which causes someone’s brain function to decline over time. Dementia comes in different forms, with the most common being Alzheimer’s disease, and causes symptoms including memory loss, confusion and difficulties thinking or problem-solving.

If you care for someone with dementia, there are certain steps you can take to help spot symptoms of common oral health problems and help maintain their oral health as the disease progresses.

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Your local Bupa Dental Care practice is here to support you. Whether you need more advice from a dentist on how to assist in cleaning someone’s teeth, or you need to bring them in for a dental check-up, find your local practice today:

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