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Oral Hygiene Care for Functionally Dependent and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults 11

  title={Oral Hygiene Care for Functionally Dependent and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults 11},
  author={V. Johnson and D. Schoenfelder},
Valerie Blanco Johnson, RDH, MS Edited by Deborah Perry Schoenfelder, PhD, RN Oral health is essential to overall health and disease prevention, speech and alimentary functioning, and quality of life (QOL) (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2011; Shay, Scannapieco, Terpenning, Smith, & Taylor, 2005). This is especially so for older adults, who should be able to live pain free, eat and talk comfortably, feel good about their appearance, and maintain social relationships and interactions… CONTINUE READING
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