Results: 148

For: older adult

Denture fabrication: Conventional or simplified approaches

shutterstock_28911784 False teeth

This review od conventional versus simplified verses conventional fabrication techniques for complete dentures included 19 RCTs. The findings suggest that there are no differences between the simple and conventional approaches in terms of patients satisfaction, masticatory efficiency and OHRQoL at least in the short term.

[read the full story...]

Allowing visitors back into nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic

shutterstock_1698306562

Clarissa Giebel reviews a mixed-methods Dutch study and accompanying guidance, which recommends a safe way to allow visitors back into nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

[read the full story...]

A care home innovation programme to reduce hospital admissions through COVID-19 lens

eberhard-grossgasteiger-iIFLDQmXPiw-unsplash

Liz Sampson reviews a recent 4-year evaluation of the Care Home Innovation Programme (CHIP) aiming to reduce hospital admissions in older care home residents.

[read the full story...]

Complete dentures how long do they last?

shutterstock_24108289

This review of the longevity of complete dentures included 42 studies (22 cross-sectional ,22 cohort studies) mainly conducted in a university setting with the findings suggesting a longevity of 10.1 ±4.0 years.

[read the full story...]

Dementia care: what increases caregiver burden?

dominik-lange-VUOiQW4OeLI-unsplash

Eleana Frisira writes her debut blog on a recent 3-year longitudinal study exploring the burden that falls on caregivers of people with various types of dementia.

[read the full story...]

Older people who self-harm: the added complication of comorbidities

sharon-mccutcheon-4HjsTvonLPc-unsplash

In her debut blog, Pooja Saini summarises a recent qualitative study that explored access to care for older adults who self-harm. The blog contains some excellent recommendations for primary care professionals and policy-makers.

[read the full story...]

Third molars: Remove or retain asymptomatic disease-free impacted teeth?

shutterstock_37849495

This Cochrane review of the effects of removal compared with retention (conservative management) of asymptomatic disease-free impacted wisdom teeth updates the 2016 version. No new studies were identified so the conclusions are unchanged.

[read the full story...]

Survivors of genocide more likely to develop dementia, according to new Israeli study

andrea-nardi-mtJUCgwxBH4-unsplash

Anna Sri explores a recent Israeli study which suggests that people exposed to genocide are more likely to develop dementia, even when a range of confounders are accounted for.

[read the full story...]

Oral lichen planus: How common is it worldwide?

Lichen Planus -histopathology

This review of the global prevalence of oral lichen planus (OLP) included 66 observational studies providing an estimate of prevalence of 1.01% (0.74 to 1.32%).

[read the full story...]

Non-carious cervical lesions: How common are they in adults?

Gum_graft_fig_1

This review of the worldwide prevalence of non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) in adults included 26 cross-sectional studies providing a weighted prevalence estimate estimate of 46.7 %(95%CI; 38.2 to 55.3 %).

[read the full story...]