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Dental Care

Dental Care

Mom is in a home. 86 years old. Not aware I am her daughter.
They tell me brushing their teeth is not possible. I see tarter building up. What do others do?

A myALZteam Member said:

Daughter, I use dental swabs instead of a toothbrush to clean my wife’s teeth (specific brand: Munckcare Disposable Oral Swabs, Individually Packed). I also use a dentist formulated oral rinse instead of toothpaste (specific brand: TheraBreath OralRinse, Mild Mint flavor).

I find that the swabs and rinse are easier to use (and better accepted by my wife).

That said, lack of cooperation by my patient is a major problem. On three out of five days she will not allow me to clean her mouth. I do not fight with her, but I ask again after 15 minutes if she will let me clean her mouth.

posted about 1 month ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Before moving my wife to a Memory Care Facility my wife of 46 years "Always" wanted to go home yet she was home. But our home when we were married is now 300 miles away. One day I "Drove" her home. Took her for a ride. Drove for miles without purpose, drove back, she got out of car, came back in and forgot about
"Going Home".

posted 15 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

She should be seen by a hygienist.

posted 15 days ago
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