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Oral Health in Dementia Course

Our Oral Health dementia Course enables attendees to better understand the importance of mouth care and oral hygiene in the elderly. It also explores health risks, oral hygiene assessments and strategies to improve oral health.
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Learn the importance of oral health in elderly care and strategies to promote it.

Oral health has a big impact on our quality of life. We express ourselves by talking or smiling. We can take immense enjoyment from what we eat or drink and pride in the state of our teeth and gums. Poor oral health can impact on all of these and therefore affect a person’s quality of life. When self-care and personal hygiene becomes a bigger challenge for a person to achieve, oral health can be significantly affected.

The NICE guideline NG48, published in July 2016, recognised the importance of good oral care. Their recommendations aim to maintain and improve the oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes. Oral health is mandatory training for all care staff who support peoples who need assistance with their personal care.

Individuals living with dementia can find oral care a particular challenge and may need significant support to maintain their wellbeing, they may also require specific strategies to provide safe and positive oral care experiences.

Through our Oral health in Elderly & Dementia care course, you will gain insights into oral hygiene assessments, practical tools for supporting someone with their oral hygiene and a greater understanding on the importance and recognition of good oral health.

What does Oral Health in Dementia Course cover?

  • What is oral health and the importance of oral hygiene
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of the different oral health concerns.
  • List factors that increase the risks of oral health issues
  • Develop procedure to reduce and manage common oral health issues
  • Perform oral health assessments
  • Demonstrate correct techniques for oral care.

Who is our Oral Health in Dementia Course for?

Our oral health in elderly and dementia care course is for all staff working in residential services and home care services that are supporting individuals with their oral hygiene and health. It can also be applied to any person who assists with elderly and dementia care and wellbeing.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Describe the normal anatomy and pathology of the mouth
  • Understand common oral problems in people
  • Be aware of the effects of medication and other factors on oral health
  • Carry out an assessment of the mouth
  • Adapt techniques to meet the needs of the individual
  • Minimise distress and resistance to oral health
  • Be able to provide appropriate oral care for people
  • Make an informed choice of oral care agents and products

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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