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Oral Care in Advanced Disease$
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Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192632432

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.001.0001

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Chronic neurological diseases

Chronic neurological diseases

(p.199) Chapter 17 Chronic neurological diseases
Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Andrew Davies

Ilora Finlay

Oxford University Press

Patients with advanced chronic neurological diseases are commonly faced with oral problems. These problems in oral health have a great impact on the quality of life of this group of patients. This chapter discusses the oral problems and dilemmas faced by patients with chronic neurological diseases. The first section addresses the generic issues concerning oral requirements and oral problems. The second section focuses on the specific oral problems faced by patients with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and motor neurone disease.

Keywords:   chronic neurological diseases, oral problems, oral requirements, oral problems, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease

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