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Oral Health Care for Elders Vital but Challenging for Caregivers

Posted May 13 2010 12:00am

Oral health care for our aging loved ones is another of those many issues where frustration can nearly drive a caregiver nuts. Caregivers can feel helpless because there are so few viable options. My mother-in-law, Alice, had her own teeth throughout her life. As her mental and physical health deteriorated, so did her oral hygiene. By the time she moved to a nursing home, her teeth were beyond repair.

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