Help! Mum has lost her dentures again in her care home - this time, both upper and lower sets. I'm being told that she'll be better off without them as all dementia patients eventually don't want to wear them. Has anybody replaced their parents' dentures and found that they DIDN'T disappear again? I can't quite understand why, if it is such a frequent occurrence, the staff can't be on the lookout for them when they're thrown away. Mum is in quite a small home and there are limited ways of disposing of anything.
If only dentures came in three sizes and you could buy them off the shelf! I don't know whether my mother at 90 would be able to endure the necessary 6-8 appointments to get the replacement dentures. Does anybody know of travelling dentists who visit dementia homes or is this something that just doesn't exist?