Conducting geriatric dental research with cognitively impaired adults.

  title={Conducting geriatric dental research with cognitively impaired adults.},
  author={Jane M Chalmers},
  volume={17 1},
A growth in research focusing on the oral health of older adults has been evident in recent years. However, there are new and complex challenges for geriatric dental researchers studying the increasingly functionally dependent and cognitively impaired older adult population. Many geriatric dental studies have under-reported oral disease prevalence and incidence by excluding adults who are cognitively impaired and/or behaviourally difficult. To ensure representative samples of older adult… CONTINUE READING

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