Oral Health in a Cognitive and Behavioral Unit

Authors: Lucie Rapp, Pascal Saidlitz, Thierry Voisin, Marie-Hélène Lacoste-Ferré

In the 2000’s, there are approximately 860 000french persons affected by Alzheimer’s diseases and dementia (ADD). This number is increasing constant because of the ageing of the population and the progress of the diagnosis. Today, about 165 000 new patients a year are diagnosed. These diseases engender later an important physical, intellectual and social dependence which impacts on the social life of the patient and people around him. It is the main cause of heavy dependence of elderly and of admission in nursing homes; at present 40% of ADD-patients live there.

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