Colgate Oral Health Network

This presentation focuses on providing information about sensory changes such as changes in vision and hearing, cognitive changes in information processing and memory, and mental health changes, especially changes in depression, in older adults.

This information is used to concretely discuss how group presentations to older adults should be optimally structured.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the types of sensory changes (specifically in vision and hearing) that occur in adults over 65 years of age.
  • Utilize the understanding of sensory changes to communicate more effectively with older adults in group settings.
  • Understand the cognitive changes in older age groups and how these changes affect the way communication in group settings should occur.
  • Describe the mental health changes and how these changes affect older adults’ oral health and their understanding of group presentations.

Course Support Materials:

  1. Presentation Slides
  2. Vision Impairment and Hearing Loss Among Community-Dwelling Older Americans: Implications for Health and Functioning
  3. Effects of ageing on smell and taste
  4. Assessment and measurement of pain in older adults
  5. Individual Differences in Rates of Change in Cognitive Abilities of Older Persons
  6. Depression, Self-Efficacy, and Oral Health: An Exploration


Marita Rohr Inglehart

Marita Rohr Inglehart Dipl. psych., Dr. phil., Dr. phil. habil.

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Dr. Inglehart received her Dipl. psych. (MA equivalent) in psychology in 1975, her Dr. phil. degree (Ph.D. equivalent) in Psychology (Minor: Education) in 1978, and her Dr. phil. habil. degree in Psychology (Minor: Education) in 1983 at the University of Mannheim in Germany. She joined the faculty of the University of Michigan – School of Dentistry in 1991 and is now a tenured Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Literature, Science and Arts (LS & A) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

Her research interests focus (a) on educational research, and (b) on behavioral/clinical oral health-related research. Dr. Inglehart’s educational research explores how to best educate future patient-centered, culturally sensitive dentists and dental hygienists who are able and appreciate working in interdisciplinary teams. Her behavioral/clinical research focuses on gaining a better understanding of how to address oral health disparities, how to assess oral health-related quality of life in children and adults and how it is affected by poor oral health, and how to explore the role of behavioral factors for patients’ oral health and oral health care interactions.

Dr. Inglehart published over 100 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and authored/edited 3 books. She is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Dental Education.

Dr. Inglehart has been an Honorary Member of the Dental Honors Society Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) since 2005 and is the recipient of the DENTSPLY/Harold Slavkin Oral Health Science Education Award from FNIDCR in 2009. Dr. Inglehart enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren in her free time.

"Sensory, Cognitive and Mental Health Changes in Older Adults: Effects on Communication When Making Group Presentations" has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the AGD Pace and is supported by funds received from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized AGD Pace provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your AGD Pace C.E. Certificate.


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