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Improving elders’ oral health by clinical actions oral health for ageing population Symposium

Elisa Chávez-Luna (USA)
Martin Schimmel (Switzerland)
Kakuhiro Fukai (Japan)
Kanji Nohara (Japan)

Time: 15:00 - 17:30
Room: SOROLLA (PV3)
Language: English
Chair(s): Kakuhiro Fukai (Japan)
CERP: 2.5

ORAL HEALTH FOR ACHIEVING HEALTHY LONGEVITY IN AN AGEING SOCIETY
Kakuhiro Fukai (Japan)

Learning Objectives

  • > Awareness of the Oral Health for an Ageing Population Task Team activities
  • > Awareness of the scientific evidence regarding the link between oral and systemic health
  • > Awareness of effective health policy and clinical practice for an ageing population

Abstract

Population ageing is accelerating worldwide, so countries need to implement public healthcare policies and clinical practices that are compatible with local needs and resources. FDI implemented the Oral Health for an Ageing Population (OHAP) task team to achieve the following by 2018:

  • > Raise national dental associations’ awareness of oral health for an ageing population.
  • > Assess national/regional oral healthcare policies and share outcomes globally.
  • > Address issues at both the global and national level; and identify solutions.
This presentation outlines the efforts of the task team and presents our vision for evidence-based health policy and clinical practice for achieving healthy longevity globally.

APPLICATIONS OF THE SEATTLE PATHWAY IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE AND IMPLANT MAINTENANCE
Martin Schimmel (Switzerland)

Learning Objectives

  • > Identify stages of ageing and functional decline
  • > Prescribe preventive measures for each of those stages
  • > Know the interactions between oral infectious diseases and general health

Abstract

With three or more chronic diseases requiring drug intake, a patient has to be considered as multi-morbid. Polypharmacy often creates symptoms of dry mouth as a side effect. Furthermore, cognitive impairment becomes more prevalent in geriatric patients. Especially when swallowing disorders are present, dental biofilm may present a risk for aspiration pneumonia. Treatment considerations may therefore have to deviate from an ideal academic treatment plan.The Seattle Pathway describes a structured approach of preventive measures during all stages of ageing and multi-morbidity, hence avoiding the negative inter-actions of oral infectious diseases on the aged and multi-morbid patient’s general health and well-being.

ORAL HEALTH AND DENTAL CARE FOR FRAIL AND DEPENDENT PATIENTS
Elisa Chávez-Luna (USA)

Learning Objectives

  • > To consider 4 areas in managing patients with functional dependency.
  • > To learn strategies and options for assessing and treating frail and dependent patients.
  • > To learn options for preventive and palliative care.
  • > To understand the importance of an inter-professional team in managing frail and dependent older adults

Abstract

Using the Framework of the Seattle Care Pathway (SCP) we will discuss strategies for comprehensive consideration of issues unique to frail and dependent older adults in the provision of oral health care. We will review case examples and discuss the impact of dependency on treatment goals, treatment planning and patient care through application of The Seattle Care Pathway in clinical practice. We will review strategies to improve communications with patients, their caregivers and other health providers.

DENTAL TREATMENT IN JAPAN FOR THE ELDERLY IN NEED OF NURSING CARE
Kanji Nohara (Japan)

Learning Objectives

  • > The audience will learn the demands of dental treatment in Japan, the world’s first super-aged society

Abstract

Japan has the world’s  first super-aged society, with 27.3 % of the population aged 65 or older. Therefore, in Japan, the demands of dental treatment have been changing in recent years. The treatment demands for dental caries and periodontal disease are relatively reduced, but people require oral care for the prevention of aspiration pneumonia and treatment for oral dysfunction including dry mouth, swallowing disorder, and articulation disorder. In this presentation, we will introduce dental efforts to promote the health of the elderly in need of nursing care in Japan.

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