Hello everyone. I haven't posted here in over a year. I've just had glance at my old posts, and so much has changed. Reading it all hear is like reading a diary. Mum is now 72, in a lovely care home. She doesn't speak, but smiles and makes noises. She needs a wheel chair to get around, but gets very anxious at times. She has been falling out of bed so measures have been put in place until a new bed arrives for her - far more suitable. She does not cope well with personal care, but her carers are great at eventually calming her and keeping her as clean as she will allow, however she will not let them or anyone brush her teeth. She won't let anyone look at her teeth and they are deteriorating. I believe they are causing her discomfort, I don't think she's in pain but they are feel uncomfortable if you see what I mean. She won't let a dentist near her, and when I handed her a toothbrush she tried to eat it after staring at it first. Mum is incapable of understanding what she is supposed to do, she doesn't respond to questions or requests. Has anyone any idea how to clean the teeth of someone who has Alzheimer's and has no comprehension of what that actually means?!