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Title Gerodontology essentials for health care professionals / Anastassia Kossioni, editor
Published Cham : Springer, 2020


Description 1 online resource (190 pages)
Series Practical Issues in Geriatrics
Practical issues in geriatrics.
Contents Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- Contents -- 1: Introduction to Gerodontology: Demography, Epidemiology, and Access to Dental Care -- 1.1 The Demography of Ageing -- 1.2 Healthy Life Expectancy and Healthy Ageing -- 1.3 Oral Health: An Important Element of Healthy Ageing -- 1.4 Barriers and Enablers to Oral Health and Care in Old Age -- 1.4.1 Barriers to Oral Health -- Personal Barriers -- Lack of Professional Support -- Dental Professionals -- Non-dental Healthcare Professionals -- Lack of Appropriate Health Policies and Legislations
1.4.2 Enablers to Oral Health Promotion in Older Adults -- Gerodontology Education and Research -- Education for Dental Professionals -- Education for Non-dental Healthcare Professionals -- Education for Formal Caregivers -- Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice -- Research and Development of Good Practice Guidelines for the Dental Management of Older People -- Health Policy Actions -- 1.5 Conclusion -- References -- 2: The Ageing Mouth -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Normal Anatomy and Physiologic Age-Related Changes in the Oro-Facial System -- 2.2.1 Teeth
2.2.2 Periodontium and Alveolar Bone -- 2.2.3 Oral Mucosa -- 2.2.4 Salivary Glands -- 2.2.5 Oral Function -- 2.3 Common Oral Diseases in the Elderly -- 2.3.1 Caries and Pulpitis -- 2.3.2 Gingivitis and Periodontitis -- 2.3.3 Replacement of Lost Teeth with Dental Prostheses -- 2.3.4 Pathologies of the Oral Mucosa -- 2.3.5 Xerostomia and Hyposalivation -- 2.3.6 Impairment of Oral Food Processing, Dysphagia -- Oral Phase -- Pharyngeal Phase -- Evaluation of Oral Function -- 2.4 Conclusion -- References -- 3: The Association Between Oral and General Health
3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Association Between Oral Health and Pneumonia -- 3.3 Oral Health and Cardiovascular Disorders -- 3.4 Oral Health and Diabetes Mellitus (DM) -- 3.5 Oral Health and Dementia -- 3.6 Oral Health and Nutrition -- 3.7 Oral Health and Other Disorders -- 3.8 Oral Health and Frailty -- 3.9 Conclusion -- References -- 4: Medications and Oral Health: Points to Consider in Older People -- 4.1 Polypharmacy and Medication-Related Problems in Older People -- 4.2 Medication-Related Oral Health Problems -- 4.2.1 Dry Mouth -- 4.2.2 Mucosal Lesions -- 4.2.3 Oral Lichen Planus
4.2.4 Taste Alteration-Dysgeusia -- 4.2.5 Angioedema -- 4.2.6 Gingival Enlargement -- 4.2.7 Altered Haemostasis -- 4.2.8 Altered Alveolar Bone -- 4.2.9 Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw -- 4.2.10 Oral Pigmentation -- 4.2.11 Points to Consider when Prescribing Medications in Older People -- 4.2.12 Approaches to Optimize Medication Use -- 4.2.13 Medication Reconciliation and Medication Review -- 4.2.14 Criteria to Assess Quality of Prescribing -- Explicit Tools -- Implicit Tools -- 4.2.15 Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) and Tailored Care
Summary This book provides basic knowledge and skills for non-dental healthcare practitioners, helping them recognize the importance of oral health, perform initial oral health assessments, consult dentists when necessary, and offer preventive advice and counseling. As people age, they tend to refrain from routine dental care, while the number of consultations with non-dental healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists etc.) increases. However, few healthcare providers are adequately trained to assess oral problems. The relevance of this book is underscored by the recently published European policy recommendations on oral health in older adults by the European College of Gerodontology and the European Geriatric Medicine Society, which highlight the importance of the active involvement of non-dental primary care practitioners in oral health assessment and promotion. These two respected European Societies have identified a significant gap in education, practice and health policies and described the necessary action plans. This book helps to fill the educational gap identified in the recommendations and will be an invaluable tool for all healthcare providers working with older people
Notes 4.3 Conclusion
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Subject Older people -- Dental care.
Geriatric Dentistry
General practice.
Occupational therapy.
Geriatric medicine.
Medical -- Family & General Practice.
Medical -- Dentistry -- General.
Medical -- Allied Health Services -- Occupational Therapy.
Medical -- Nursing -- General.
Medical -- Geriatrics.
Older people -- Dental care.
Odontologia geriàtrica.
Genre/Form Llibres electrònics.
Form Electronic book
Author Kossioni, Anastassia
ISBN 9783030414689