Share of Cost – Dental Care and Dementia
If someone you are caring for has dementia and need to see a dentist you will want to make a dental appointment for early in the day, when the person in question is most alert. Also, make sure to tell him/her where they are going and why.
Let the dentist know ahead of time about the condition of the person with dementia. Communication will make the visit easier.
It is best for someone with dementia to see a dentist as soon as possible after they are diagnosed. And if any procedures are needed, they should get them done as soon as possible. That way, as the disease gets worse, then they should only need easier maintenance treatments