Pain in People with Dementia: A Silent TragedyJan 7 2015
This report, published by Napp Pharmaceuticals, draws on a survey of interviews with experts, major providers of care, and on desk research.
It quantifies the problem and sets out the issues in recognising, assessing and managing pain in people with dementia.
The report proposes recommendations to be considered by policy makers to improve the care and management of chronic pain in people with dementia. The issues and recommendations apply to all care settings.
Identifying key pointers to inform the recognition of pain in people with dementia the report summarises these as:
- P Pick up on mood
- A Assess verbal cues
- I Inspect facial expressions
- N Notice body language