Pain in dementia: recognition and treatment
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Gerontol Nurs
Journal of gerontological nursing
DOI of Published Version
The presentation and management of pain in older adults with dementia are highly complicated. This article addresses assessment challenges and nonpharmacological and pharmacological management strategies related to pain in those with dementia. Vigilant monitoring of comfort level and the effective use of multidimensional pain management strategies could substantially increase quality of life for older adults with dementia.
Analgesics/therapeutic use, Dementia/complications, Humans, Nursing Assessment, Pain/complications/diagnosis/drug therapy, Pain Measurement
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of gerontological nursing, 38:2 (2012) pp.8-13.