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Chronic neurological diseases

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780192632432
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730375 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.003.0017
Chronic neurological diseases

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Patients with advanced chronic neurological diseases are commonly faced with oral problems. These problems in oral health have a great impact on the quality of life of this group of patients. This chapter discusses the oral problems and dilemmas faced by patients with chronic neurological diseases. The first section addresses the generic issues concerning oral requirements and oral problems. The second section focuses on the specific oral problems faced by patients with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and motor neurone disease.

Keywords: chronic neurological diseases; oral problems; oral requirements; oral problems; Alzheimer's disease; Parkinson's disease; multiple sclerosis; motor neurone disease

Chapter.  2856 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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