Oral health issues in the nutrition of institutionalized elders

Michele J. Saunders, Susan P. Stattmiller, Kathleen M. Kirk

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Abstract

Oral health is critical to systemic health and quality of life for the elderly, especially the institutionalized elderly, who are at high risk for oral and nutritional problems. Oral health is an integral component of overall nutritional health, just as nutrition plays a vital role in overall oral health. This article reviews the critical factors in the relationship among oral, nutritional, and systemic health and urges ongoing collaboration of providers of health care to reduce the rate of morbidity andmortality in institutionalized elders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-58
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Volume26
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2007

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Keywords

  • Aging
  • Institutionalized elders
  • Nursing home care
  • Nutrition and oral health
  • Oral health and nutrition in aging
  • Oral health and nutrition in nursing facilities
  • Oral health in aging
  • Oral health in the elderly

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  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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Oral health issues in the nutrition of institutionalized elders. / Saunders, Michele J.; Stattmiller, Susan P.; Kirk, Kathleen M.

In: Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, Vol. 26, No. 3-4, 08.02.2007, p. 39-58.

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Saunders, Michele J. ; Stattmiller, Susan P. ; Kirk, Kathleen M. / Oral health issues in the nutrition of institutionalized elders. In: Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly. 2007 ; Vol. 26, No. 3-4. pp. 39-58.
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