The Alzheimer's Experience
Date & Time
Saturday, July 18, 2020, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Currently there are 5.8 million suffering from Alzheimer’s in the United States. This number is predicted to rise to 14 million by 2050. Couple with that the fact it is rare those with middle to late stage Alzheimer’s receive dental care of any kind and it is a recipe for disaster. In fact, there is a disaster today, within the halls and rooms of locked dementia units across the US and the dental profession is oblivious. This course will take the attendees on an Alzheimer’s journey. It is imperative the dental team understands how to care for those with cognitive issues and realize what it is like to be affected by this disease. Recognizing the signs that things are changing for patients is key. Shoring up dental health before the disease advances is necessary. Decisions on how oral health will be maintained when the patient is no longer able to care for their own mouth need to be made early and need to be implemented quickly when the time is right. Few receive this kind of care.