Periodontal disease is very common in adults with developmental disabilities (ID/DD). There may be many "medical" consequences to untreated periodontal disease such as coronary artery disease, aspiration pneumonia, and poor control of diabetes mellitus, The primary care physician can play an important role by ensuring appropriate Dental referral and followup.
The Mission of the International Foundation for Chronic Disabilities (IFCD) is explained. Our mission is to improve the health of adults with chronic disabilities that result from Chronic Brain Dysfunction (CBD).
The 7 different categories of Causes of Destructive Behavior are discussed (Environmental, Personality, Medical Illness, Drugs, Psychiatric Disorder, Neurodevelopmental Syndrome, and Specific Brain Abnormality) are discussed. Treatment issues are covered as well.