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    Occupational Therapist

    Geriatrics 218

    Oral Health for Aging Adults


    • Discuss the relationship between general health, oral health, and quality of life in older adults
    • Relate the interprofessional roles of dentistry, occupational therapy, and nursing for older adults’ access to oral care
    • Describe age-related changes in oral physiology
    • Identify oral diseases that are prevalent among older adults and write a descriptive referral
    • Explain how the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework guides interventions for oral care
    • Discuss the significance of the long-term care environment for oral health
    • Identify risk factors and preventive measures for aspiration pneumonia
    • Provide recommendations for oral hygiene and denture care for those who need assistance or are unable to care for themselves
    • Recommend assistive technology for oral care for older adults with disabilities
    • Identify strategies for addressing the challenges of providing oral care for clients with care-resistant behavior

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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