The state of oral health can be one of the indicators of dementia. Dementia is a progressive condition and it is important to establish a dental care programme at, or soon after, a diagnosis. Maintaining oral health brings benefits in terms of self-esteem, dignity, social integration and nutrition. FGDP (UK) is organising a one-day seminar here at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on Friday 2 October 2015, to examine and discuss the link between dementia and oral health.
Whether you work in a care homes environment with a duty to ensure that residents' healthcare needs are met or you work in a dental practice and need to understand more on consent to treatment and dementia, this is an eye-opening and informative event. A host of prominent figures from a range of organisations, influencial in the world of dementia and oral health research will be speaking on this topical issue.
For more information on the event programme, or to reserve a place, please email the FGDP(UK) Research Officer Amrita Narain via ANarain@rcseng.ac.uk.