Study finds dementia, hospice, and length of stay indicate poorer oral hygiene

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The factors most strongly associated with poor oral hygiene scores included having dementia, being on hospice care, and longer stay. Study details available at:  Zimmerman S, Austin S, Cohen L, Reed D, Poole P, Ward K, Sloane PD. (2017). Readily identifiable risk factors of nursing home residents' oral hygiene: dementia, hospice, and length of stay. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 65(11), 2516-2521.