Long-term care placement for people with dementia

Mother and son

Clarissa Giebel reports on a systematic review and meta-analysis of factors predicting care placement of dementia sufferers into long-term care facilities.

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Professional oral hygiene interventions and follow-up support provided short term improvement in oral health for in older adults


An increasingly elderly population  have benefited from improvements in oral health care resulting in the retention of an increasing number of natural teeth. This brings the challenge of maintaining these  teeth and their replacements in good disease free condition.  However, studies indicate that oral health in this group is often poor.  The aim of this [read the full story…]