Care recipient (cr) has forgotten how to brush his her teeth or has forgotten to brush his her teeth

Try: Try setting out the brush and paste beforehand try modeling the action if cr doesn’t seem to remember what to do try to make sure that dentures are removed at night and the gums are brushed gently if cr refuses to open his her mouth try getting oral aids from the dentist to keep the mouth open while you brush cr’s teeth

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Personal, Independence, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: coping with difficult behavior by alzwell 2011 available at www alzwell com

Keywords: Dental care brushing teeth dentures

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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