Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 8 Issue 10, 2019 THE ROLE OF PERIODONAL DISEASES IN THE PROGRESION OF ALZHEIMER DEMENTIA

THE ROLE OF PERIODONAL DISEASES IN THE PROGRESION OF ALZHEIMER DEMENTIA

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Georgiana Macovei, Antonela Maria Beldiman, Alexandra BoloČ™, Dania Andreea Radu, Andreea Silvana Szalontay, Ilinca Untu

ABSTRACT

Oral hygiene plays an important role in terms of quality of life, nutrition, behavior and even physical and mental health in general. Therefore, in the case of people diagnosed with dementia, the adequate care of the oral cavity and of the teeth in particular must be achieved once this disorder has been diagnosed.

It is estimated by the report of the United Nations that in 2050 one of 85 individuals will be diagnosed with Alzheimer dementia. A study realized in 2014 suggested that a 20% reduction of the risk factors for dementia will lead to a decrease in the prevalence to 15.3% by 2050.

This paper aims to emphasize the importance of identifying and reducing, as much as possible, one of these risk factors represented by the diseases of the oral cavity and especially the chronic periodontal ones, which requires the involvement of different specialists in the field and a multidisciplinary team.

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