Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dentists join fight against dementia

Dentists are being provided with a new tool to assist them in effectively caring for the 900,000 Australians, who it is predicted will be living with dementia by 2050.

The Australian Dental Association and Alzheimer’s Australia are working together to help people suffering from dementia. They have created a six-module online video series - Partnership in Practising Care: Quality Dental Care for People with Dementia – which educates dentists on best practice processes to treat the increasing numbers of people with dementia they will encounter in their practices. The series emphasises the importance of continuity of care, the use of preventive dentistry and ensuring that a high quality of life is maintained.

Dementia Awareness Month runs from 1 September to 30 September every year. This year’s theme is "You are not alone".