Oral Health Management for Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease
Comprehensive, person-centered care for individuals with this neurodegenerative condition is key to maintaining quality of life.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
- Explain the similarities between the immune responses generated by AD and periodontitis.
- Identify oral health risk factors associated with AD.
- Discuss the role of oral health professionals in treating patients with AD.
This course was issued in February 2022 and expires February 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.