Oral Care: Just As Important As Ever!

Oral Care: Just As Important As Ever!

I hate to add one more thing to our list of daily “to do’s”.  BUT, this often overlooked and potentially serious set of issues deserves our attention. Oral care is a very personal matter for me.   My first significant role as a family caregiver involved caring for my mother-in-law as she fought and lost her battle with head and neck cancer.  A horrific form of cancer that stemmed, in her case, to poor dental and routine oral health maintenance. So, I’ve been thinking about how many caregivers out there are truly aware of the need to place oral hygiene high on their list of care monitoring.  I didn’t.  I have a feeling I’m not alone! So, What’s Important to Know? According to health industry experts, such as the Oral Health America, American Dental Association …to name a few, let me point out some of their top citations surrounding the health risks of poor oral health in older adults: Gum Disease.  Linked to heart […]

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