22 Nov Caring for the Dental Health of an Alzheimer’s Patient
As a caregiver for a person with Alzheimer’s disease you are responsible for ensuring your Alzheimer’s patient has all of their daily needs taken care of, including oral hygiene. At Renew Dental, we know that caring for a person with Alzheimer’s can be hectic and stressful at times, and we want to do what we can to help make caring for their dental health as simple and stress-free as possible.
We can help by providing shorter, more flexible appointment times to help reduce stress on both the patient and the caregiver. Our dental hygienists can instruct caregivers on ways to help Alzheimer’s patients maintain good dental health, as well as the signs to look for that indicate a possible dental concern. Caregivers who visit Renew for their own dental appointment can receive complimentary nitrous oxide during cleanings, ultrasonic treatment for tense muscles, or a hot towel to provide a bit of luxury to their busy day.
For excellent tips on helping your Alzheimer’s patient with their daily oral hygiene and maintaining their dental health, check out this great article by the Alzheimer’s Association. If it’s been awhile since yours or your Alzheimer’s patient’s last dental checkup, click here to schedule an appointment with Renew Dental today.