The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

Oral Hygiene & Care-resistant Behaviors

Video Description: 

This video addresses care-resistant behavior exhibited by persons with dementia within the context of oral hygiene. Care-resistant behavior includes any actions on the part of the person with dementia to evade or avoid activities of daily living. After watching this video, viewers will be able to: 

1. Describe how caregiving activities can be misinterpreted as threat by persons with dementia.

2. Identify care-resistant behavior in the context of oral hygiene activities.

3. Demonstrate at least one technique to prevent or reduce care-resistant behavior during oral hygiene activities.


Submitted by eferrary on

follow; a great resource

Submitted by virginia on

This was very very helpful. It went straight to the issues and provided demonstrations. And it is short


Great video!

Submitted by Dpeasley on

Thank you for this demonstration. The information is very helpful.