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Surrogate Request for Visual Brand Identification for a Completely Edentulous Patient with Dementia

1Prosthodontics, College of dental sciences, Gizan, KSA

2Prosthodontics, Subharti dental college, Meerut, India


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 9, 194-197
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-9-8
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

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Khurshid Mattoo, Puneet Mahajan, Nishant Gaba. Surrogate Request for Visual Brand Identification for a Completely Edentulous Patient with Dementia. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(9):194-197. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-9-8.

Correspondence to: Khurshid  Mattoo, Prosthodontics, College of dental sciences, Gizan, KSA. Email: drkamattoo@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Aging of the brain brings decline in memory and thinking. The condition ranges from mild to severe with no clear distinct border. Waning in cognitive skills causes’ functional impairment, which if neglected could lead to problems of self-feeding and self-care. Non-verbal communication is an essential component that promotes initiation of self-care. This article describes a rare case of an elderly female patient who was successfully able to remind herself about self-feeding with the help of a complete denture prosthesis that had a visual brand identifier incorporated on the occlusal surfaces of the artificial teeth.

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