Journal article

Orofacial pain and its potential oral causes in older people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia

Suzanne Delwel, Erik JA Scherder, Cees de Baat, Tarik T Binnekade, Johannes C van der Wouden, Cees MPM Hertogh, Andrea B Maier, Roberto SGM Perez, Frank Lobbezoo

Journal of Oral Rehabilitation | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The number of people with dementia and natural dentition is growing. As dementia progresses, the degree of self-care decreases and the risk of oral health problems and orofacial pain increases. OBJECTIVES: To examine and compare the presence of orofacial pain and its potential causes in older people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or dementia. METHODS: In this cross-sectional observational study, the presence of orofacial pain and its potential causes was studied in 348 participants with MCI or dementia with all levels of cognitive impairment in two outpatient memory clinics and ten nursing homes. RESULTS: Orofacial pain was reported by 25.7% of the 179 participants who were..

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Grants

Awarded by Alzheimer Nederland


Awarded by Amstelring


Awarded by Fonds NutsOhra


Awarded by Roomsch Catholijk Oude Armen Kantoor


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by grants from Alzheimer Nederland [WE.09-2012-02], Amstelring [RVB U-9107-2013/HM/wb], Arnold Oosterbaan Hersenstichting, Fonds NutsOhra [1130-046], Roomsch Catholijk Oude Armen Kantoor [U-9128-2012 HM/lw], Stichting Beroepsopleiding Huisartsen (SBOH) and Stichting Henriette Hofje. The authors have no conflict of interests to declare.