Whether you are supporting an aging parent, grandparent, other relative, or friend, caregiving is a challenge. ToothWisdom.org is here to support you.
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Learn about your loved one's oral health needs:
- Complications in Older Age
- Importance of Oral Health
- Mouth-Body Connection
- Paying for Care
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Daily Oral Care for the Nursing Home Resident with Dementia
The Isabella Geriatric Center and the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine collaborated to design a training program for CNAs. The program is available below, or through the Isabella Geriatric Center (contact Betty Lehmann at firstname.lastname@example.org). The video was developed for professionals, but provides many useful tips for any caregiver to provide daily oral care to an individual with dementia.
NYU College of Dentistry Educational Materials
NYUCD has produced a variety of useful educational materials.
"Oral Health as We Age" is a Powerpoint presentation that is available in three languages: English, Spanish, and Chinese. This presentation discusses the oral/systemic health connection and common oral health issues in the aging population.
Informational brochures are available on the following topics: