Normative dental treatment needs of Alzheimer patients.

  title={Normative dental treatment needs of Alzheimer patients.},
  author={Patrick J Chapman and Rose Mary Shaw},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  volume={36 2},
The results of this survey show that the dental needs of non-institutionalized Alzheimer patients are quite high--three out of four requiring dental treatment. This concurs with the results of the only other similar study published. Physicians should be made aware of the extent of the problem and the importance of advising dental referral soon after a patient is diagnosed.