Because pain has been under-recognized for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, it has been under-treated. Research is now showing that pain is a common cause of changed behaviors which occur in 90% of persons with dementia. For years the theory was that persons with dementia experience less pain or none at all. WRONG! This presentation looks at: Non-verbal pain cues; Successful non-pharmacological interventions that work, The PAIN-AD tool to help assess pain on a level of 0 to10.
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Earlier Event: April 23Monroe MI Presentation
Later Event: May 7The Importance of Reaching Out: Using Touch, Music, & Spirituality