One of the members of the sub-acute care team that probably is involved with all stroke survivors is the speech-language pathologist (or SLP). The speech-language pathologist is involved in a few different types of recovery. All of these are connected to the mouth and the related systems. And all of these will hopefully improve the…

Read More

What is the best way to restore calm to dementia patients? This was the subject of an interesting study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dementia is a challenge to the patient, and for family members and caregivers. The patient experiences increasing loss of cognitive thinking skills and has progressive memory problems. Together with…

Read More

Many studies were collected by researchers and analyzed. The results? Oral health in seniors with dementia is very likely to be poor. Seniors with dementia are more likely to have disease and decay in the teeth, and soft parts of the mouth. Common problems seniors with dementia included: Bleeding from the gums (gingivitis) Gum infections…

Read More