Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder. A Clinical Perspective

  • ID: 2221854
  • Book
  • 326 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Oral healthcare is an integral part of overall health and well–being, and it is a significant and increasing challenge as people grow frail. Incidence of caries and gingivitis among residents of long–term care facilities are on the rise, and daily oral hygiene is often difficult for patients who are frail or in need of assistance.Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder: A Clinical Perspective provides dentists, dental hygienists, and other healthcare professionals with comprehensive, practical instruction on managing the multifaceted oral healthcare needs of frail elders. By discussing background information and relevant literature, the book provides a holistic approach to clinical issues such as oral pain, dry mouth, and periodontal disease.

Edited by experts in the field, Oral Healthcare and the Frail Elder enhances clinical application with thorough reviews of pertinent social and ethical issues, access to care issues, and the practicalities for overcoming these in order to provide high–quality oral healthcare to an aging population.

Key Features:

  • Provides necessary background information as well as clinical and practical instruction on managing the oral health of frail elders.
  • Situates oral healthcare in the context of multidisciplinary management
  • Features Clinical Scenarios in each chapter illustrating immediate, practical application of topics discussed
  • Discusses social and ethical issues such as body image, social interactions, effective communication, and ethno–cultural diversity
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Chapter 1: Theories and Significance of Oral Health in Frailty

Joanie Sims–Gould, Mario A Brondani, S Ross Bryant and Michael I MacEntee.

Chapter 2: Ethical Considerations for the Oral Healthcare of Frail Elders
Mary E McNally, Shafik Dharamsi, S Ross Bryant and Michael I MacEntee

Chapter 3: Oral Pain and Movement Disorders in Aging
Pierre J. Blanchet, Barry Sessle and Gilles J. Lavigne

Chapter 4: Dry Mouth and Medications
W. Murray Thomson, Kazunori Ikebe, June M. Tordoff and A. John Campbell

Chapter 5: Dietary Consequences of Oral Health in Frail Elders
Paula Moynihan, Jane Bradbury, Frauke Müller

Chapter 6: Management of Periodontal and Gingival Diseases and other Oral Disorders in Frail Elders with Cardiovascular Disease or Diabetes
Jim Yuan Lai, Howard C Tenenbaum, Michael B. Goldberg

Chapter 7: Oral Health, Dysphagia and Aspiration Pneumonia
Marcia Carr, Lynda McKeown, and Michael MacEntee

Chapter 8: Periodontal Diseases in Frail Elders
G. Rutger Persson

Chapter 9: Caries and Frail Elders
Chris Wyatt, Athena Papas and Michael MacEntee

Chapter 10: Contexts of Body Image and Social Interactions Among Frail Elders
Leeann Donnelly, Laura Hurd Clarke, Alison Phinney and Michael MacEntee

Chapter 11: Communications and Education for Palliative Care
Ronald L. Ettinger, Shiva Khatami and Michael MacEntee

Chapter 12: Prevention of Oral Disease for a Dependent Population
Heather Frenkel, Debora Matthews and Ina Nitschke

Chapter 13: Prosthodontics, Endodontics and other Restorative Care for Frail Elders
George Zarb, Shane White, Nico Creugers, Frauke Müller and Michael MacEntee

Chapter 14: Ethno–Cultural Diversity
Stella Kwan, Rodrigo Mariño, Asuman Kiyak, Victor Minichiello and Michael MacEntee

Chapter 15: Palliative Care and Complications of Cancer Therapy
Martin Schimmel, Michael Wiseman, Stephen Sonis and Frauke Müller

Chapter 16: A Framework for Assessing the Outcome of Oral Healthcare in Long–term Care Facilities
Matana Kettratad–Pruksapong, Arminee Kazanjian, B. Lynn Beattie and Michael I MacEntee

Appendices 1– 4: Quality Assessment Worksheets
Matana Kettratad–Pruksapong, Arminee Kazanjian, B. Lynn Beattie and Michael I MacEntee

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Michael I. MacEntee, PhD, LDS(I), Dip. Prosth., FRCD(C) is Professor of Prosthodontics and Dental Geriatrics at the University of British Columbia. He established the ELDERS (Elders′ Link with Dental Education, Research and Service) Group with colleagues at UBC to provide administrative structure to the service needs of our aging population and to the educational needs of dentists and dental students within an overall context of research. His research addresses oral health and quality of life in old age, with a particular focus on frailty and the psychosocial impact of oral prostheses.

Associate Editors:

Frauke Müller, Dr. med. dent. habil., is Professor and Chair of Gerodontology and Removable Prosthodontics at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Chris Wyatt, BSc, DMD, MSc, Dip Pros, FRCDC, is Associate Professor and Chair of Prosthodontics & Dental Geriatrics at the University of British Columbia. He is also Director of the Geriatric Dentistry Program.

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