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Barriers to the management of pain in dementia care

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Signs of distress exhibited by people with dementia are often attributed to their cognitive decline, but how often do we consider pain as a cause?

In fact evidence presented in this week’s free article suggests that pain in people with dementia is under-assessed and undertreated.

After reading the article consider:

  • What are the main barriers to effective assessment and management of pain in this patient group?
  • What strategies can you use to overcome these barriers?
  • How would you explain the signs of pain to a relative who cares for someone with dementia?

Eileen Shepherd, Clinical Commissioning Editor

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