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Pain Management for Persons with Dementia

  • St. Robert Bellarmine Parish 27101 W. Chicago W Redford Charter Township, MI, 48239 United States (map)

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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