Health Resources — Complications in Older Age

Place-Based Care

Place-Based Care

Melanie Simmer-Beck | 07.31.2014

Many older adults lack readily accessible care, especial for oral health care needs. While there may be caregivers or other loved ones in place to assist them, many older adults still struggle with overcoming barriers preventing them from having their healthcare needs met. One solution to this problem is place-based care, where the health services come directly to residential areas and help to bridge the healthcare gap. Read More »

Cognitive Status: Legal Implications and Informed Consent

Cognitive Status: Legal Implications and Informed Consent

Allen D. Samuelson | 07.09.2014

Various medical problems can affect a patient's ability to understand diagnoses and treatment options available to them. However, in order to provide ethical patient-centered care, a full understanding of issues affecting a patient's health are crucial. See what options are available for patients facing medical issues that may be hindering their understanding of their treatment choices. Read More »

Dry Mouth: Causes, Associated Problems, and Treatment

Dry Mouth: Causes, Associated Problems, and Treatment

Kenneth J. Wolnik | 04.28.2014

As an older adult, do you suffer from excessive dry mouth? Does an older adult that you care for complain of dry mouth frequently? Do you assume that this is just a normal part of the aging process and nothing to be concerned about? Read More »

Gum Disease & Its Link Throughout Your Body

Gum Disease & Its Link Throughout Your Body

Garry Bloch | 02.08.2013

New findings show many links between gum disease and other health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and ulcers. You must treat oral disease in order to maintain your overall health. Read More »

Root Decay

Root Decay

Teresa Johnson | 02.08.2013

What is root decay, and why do older adults get it? Older adults and caregivers should be informed about these cavities on the roots of teeth. Read More »

Overcoming Dry Mouth

Overcoming Dry Mouth

Rebecca Schaffer | 02.08.2013

What causes dry mouth? If you have dry mouth, learn what you can do to help your mouth feel better. Read More »

Benefits of a healthy mouth

Benefits of a healthy mouth

Sue Spackman | 02.06.2013

As you get older, other connections between the mouth and body are important for good general health. Learn about the role of gum disease, pneumonia, oral cancer, and diabetes. Read More »

Medicine: When is my safety a concern?

Medicine: When is my safety a concern?

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich | 02.04.2013

The dentist and dental hygienist need to know all your medications and why you are taking them so that you can be treated safely. Sometimes the medicines we take have side effects that can be important to dental treatment and oral health. Read More »

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