Nutritional status and oral status of the elderly with dementia: A 2-year study

Shinsuke Sadamori, Syouji Hayashi, Isao Fujihara, Hitoshi Abekura, Taizo Hamada, Yasumasa Akagawa

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine the relationship between denture wearing and nutritional status in the elderly with dementia. Background: There could be a correlation between nutrition, oral health, dietary habits, patients' satisfaction, and their socio-economic status in the elderly, and the relationship between compromised oral status and nutritional status in the elderly with dementia. Subjects and methods: A 2-year follow-up study of 63 elderly Japanese women with and without dentures from a nursing home was undertaken to investigate their oral, physical and mental, and nutritional status. Results: Each item for 2006 and 2008 in this study showed no significant difference between 2006 and 2008, except the calories/day. The elderly with dementia without complete dentures during the 2 years of the study only significantly decreased the mean of the calories/day. Conclusion: The calories/day of the elderly with dementia without dentures decreased after 2 years. Denture wearing for the elderly with dementia could be necessary to maintain a satisfactory intake of calories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e756-e760
JournalGerodontology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1

Keywords

  • 2-year study
  • dementia
  • denture
  • nutritional status

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Sadamori, S., Hayashi, S., Fujihara, I., Abekura, H., Hamada, T., & Akagawa, Y. (2012). Nutritional status and oral status of the elderly with dementia: A 2-year study. Gerodontology, 29(2), e756-e760. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-2358.2011.00555.x