Oral health is one of the most influencing condition on elderly quality of life. Particularly frail elderly, often significantly affected by poor oral hygiene levels, develop difficulties in the access to dental cares due to the physical limitation and autonomy loss. Geriatric assistance needs to improve in order to increase oral health care in elderly, considering the importance of the oral pathologies on different aspects of the quality of life, such as nutrition and social and psychological wellbeing. The strict operative collaboration between geriatrics and dentists is essential as well as the training of assistance-team and the creation of specific intervention projects on different care-settings for elderly.
salute orale dell'anziano: un aspetto determinante per la qualità della vita / Pizzi, Silvia. - In: GIORNALE DI GERONTOLOGIA. - ISSN 0017-0305. - 52(5)(2004), pp. 236-242.
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