Dementia mouth care...
As individuals advance with dementia they often become more resistant to mouth care which can become very challenging.
Some quick tips include.... 🦷Encourage people to be as Independant as possible - let them hold the toothbrush and gently guide their hand
🦷 Distract - get them to read a magazine or hold something whilst brushing
🦷 If a resident refuses try to find out why ie tiredness, fear, pain
🦷 Develop a routine
🦷 Try different times of day to brush - individuals may not like it first thing in a morning if tired
🦷 Be patient and stay calm
🦷 Give positive feedback and encouragement
🦷 Copying technique - get the resident to watch you brush your teeth whilst they do theirs - 5 days ago