Journal article

Chewing Efficiency, Global Cognitive Functioning, and Dentition: A Cross-sectional Observational Study in Older People With Mild Cognitive Impairment or Mild to Moderate Dementia

Suzanne Delwel, Andrea B Maier, Donya Parvaneh, Jesse Meijers, Erik JA Scherder, Frank Lobbezoo

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


Introduction: Previous studies suggest an association between poor mastication and cognitive impairment. The role of chewing efficiency and dentition in this relation is unclear. The aim was to examine global cognitive functioning and dentition as predictors for chewing efficiency, in older people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. Methods: In this observational cross-sectional study, 136 people with MCI or dementia were included. The chewing efficiency was assessed with a two-colored chewing gum and analyzed with the Chewing Efficiency Analysis software. The level of global cognitive functioning was measured with the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) by trained clinical st..

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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 (1130046), Roomsch Catholijk Oude Armen Kantoor (U-91282012 HM/lw), Stichting Beroepsopleiding Huisartsen (SBOH), and Stichting Henriette Hofje. FL reports grants from Sunstar Suisse, SomnoMed, Goedegebuure, and Airway Management, outside the submitted work.