Mon, Jan 15|
CRED Talk: Knowing how to support mouth care and health for older people living in care homes
Time & Location
Jan 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
About the event
See the recording of seminar here
Good mouth health not only helps with eating and speaking but also helps people to feel good about themselves. Poor mouth health, on the other hand, might decrease a person's quality of life and play a part in life-threatening problems, such as chest infections.
The teeth and gums of older people living in care homes are often in poor condition even though there have been many studies looking into how to maintain mouth care for this population. Work is needed, therefore, to find out how to best support people living and working in care homes with this aspect of care, and to promote research into practice.
This webinar focuses on leading research in this field and will be of interest to staff caring for people in their own homes, including care homes, as well as academics with an interesting in knowledge transfer and translation for social care.
We will be hearing from:
Chair: Professor Deborah Sturdy, England's Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care
Georgios Tsakos, University College London: Improving the oral health of older people in care homes: a feasibility study (TOPIC). A study to understand how feasible the NICE guidelines are to implement in practice.
Paul Brocklehurst, Bangor University and Gerry McKenna, Queen’s University Belfast: USing rolE-substitutioN In care hOmes to improve oRal health (SENIOR). A study to determine whether the use of Dental Care Professionals instead of dentists, could offer an alternative to NHS dental provision for residents in care-homes.
Karen Spilsbury and Gail Douglas, University of Leeds: Caring Optimally: promoting effective Mouth MInuTes in care homes (COMMIT Study). A study in partnership with care homes, to find out how best to keep residents' mouths healthy by supporting staff to promote, in their day-to-day work, effective 'mouth minutes' for care for residents.
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