Dental management of the patient with Alzheimer's disease.

  • Ocasio N
  • Solomowitz B
  • Sher M
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Abstract

This paper summarizes factors to be considered in the dental management of the patient who presents with Alzheimer's disease. The information contained in this article will expand the understanding of the etiology, suspected pathophysiology and the clinical features of patients with Alzheimer's who may present for oral rehabilitation. The objective is to better prepare the dental professional in order that he/she may provide effective treatment planning for these patients.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Aged
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Dental Care for Chronically Ill
  • Diagnosis
  • Differential
  • Humans
  • diagnosis
  • pathology
  • physiopathology

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Authors

  • N A Ocasio

  • B H Solomowitz

  • M R Sher

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