Rita Jablonski offers tips on how to get a patient living with dementia to brush their teeth.
Trying to get your parent or spouse to cooperate with mouth care is a trial. Hearing the person you love tell you “no,” having him or her heap verbal garbage on you, or even push you away just hurts.
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Rita A. Jablonski, PhD, CRNP, is an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing. Her research involves developing and testing ways to improve the mouth care provided by nursing home staff to persons with dementia. She also maintains an active clinical practice as a nurse practitioner at Centre Volunteers in Medicine.
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