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Mouth Care Matters Resources – View or download the resources developed as a result of this programme.
You will also find below links to more resources available from other sources.
Accessing Dental Care for Older People in Care Homes in Wales
Leaflet on accessing dental care for residents in care homes, Wales
Alzheimer’s Society: This Is Me
This Is Me’ leaflet with patients with dementia. Can be filled in and taken along to health visits.
Brushing Up On Mouth Care
Website with links to resources/factsheets (Canadian)
Caring for residents’ oral health
Poster regarding cleaning residents teeth and dentures
Caring for Smiles Guide for Care Homes
Easily accessible guide to oral healthcare information, cleaning guidelines, and practical skills guidance
Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention
Delivering Better Oral Health toolkit 2014, produced by Public Health England. Useful guidance and resources for preventative practices.
Public facing document due to be released shortly
Dementia and Oral Care
Factsheet on oral care for residents with dementia (Canadian)
Dental and oral health in Parkinson’s
Poster on oral health care for people with Parkinson’s Disease
Dental care for older people
Information on dental conditions and oral care for older people
Dental care and dementia
Dental care and dementia information
Fundamentals of Care
Booklet for patients and care home staff; including oral health care. Welsh Assembly Government 2001
Guidelines for Oral Health Care for Long-stay Patients and Residents
Appendices contain oral health needs assessment template, guidelines and recommendations on assessment and standards of oral healthcare
View or download the resources developed as a result of this programme.
Oral Health and Nutrition Guidance for Professionals
Section on nutrition guidance for vulnerable older people.
Oral Hygiene Care for Palliative Care Residents in Nursing Homes
Factsheet on oral health care of palliative care residents in Nursing Homes, developed by University of Iowa
Warning: refers to the use of mouth swabs. The use of foam swabs was banned in Wales 2012 following a Medical Device Alert
Promoting older people’s oral health
Guide for Nurses into the oral care for older people.
Swallowing problems after stroke
Oral care information on swallowing problems following a stroke.
The British Society of Gerodontology Mouthcare Instructional Video
This video is an informative guide for those providing oral care to a dependent or disabled person, and has been produced by the British Society of Gerodontology. It can be accessed and used on a personal basis, for group and refresher training at the following web link:http://gerodontology.com/bsg-mouthcare-dvddownload/
You may order a DVD, view the video online, or download for your use. To access the resource, please register on the site – it is free – then proceed to the Members Area and click on the Training DVD tab.
University of Kent
Higher education teaching and research institution based in Canterbury and the Medway region of Kent.
Working with Dependent Older People to achieve Good Oral Health
Best practice guidance Scotland 2005 on working with dependant older people to achieve good oral health. Appendix 1 contains protocol for daily oral care