Title

Pain in dementia: recognition and treatment

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2-1-2012

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Gerontol Nurs

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of gerontological nursing

PubMed ID

22403818

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1714