Behavior management and communication strategies for dental professionals when caring for patients with dementia.

@article{Chalmers2000BehaviorMA,
  title={Behavior management and communication strategies for dental professionals when caring for patients with dementia.},
  author={Jane M Chalmers},
  journal={Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={147-54}
}
  • Jane M Chalmers
  • Published 2000 in
    Special care in dentistry : official publication…
The impact of dementia and associated behavioral problems on the oral health of long-term-care-facility residents is increasing. The provision of oral hygiene care for these cognitively impaired residents is difficult and complex. Dental professionals and carers need good communication skills with cognitively impaired residents, and specific strategies for the management and prevention of their behavioral problems. Newer philosophies of dementia care enable dental professionals and carers to… CONTINUE READING