Reducing care-resistant behaviors during oral hygiene in persons with dementia

@inproceedings{Jablonski2011ReducingCB,
  title={Reducing care-resistant behaviors during oral hygiene in persons with dementia},
  author={Rita A Jablonski and Ann M. Kolanowski and Barbara A Therrien and Ellen K. Mahoney and Cathy D Kassab and Douglas L. Leslie},
  booktitle={BMC oral health},
  year={2011}
}
BackgroundNursing home residents with dementia are often dependent on others for mouth care, yet will react with care-resistant behavior when receiving assistance. The oral health of these elders deteriorates in the absence of daily oral hygiene, predisposing them to harmful systemic problems such as pneumonia, hyperglycemia, cardiac disease, and cerebral vascular accidents. The purpose of this study is to determine whether care-resistant behaviors can be reduced, and oral health improved… CONTINUE READING

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