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A high percentage of patients with dementia experience debilitating pain. Untreated, it can result in mental and physical impairment; a higher frequency of neuropsychiatric symptoms such as agitation, depression, and sleep problems; and adverse events such as falls, hallucination, and even death. With the help of Pain in Dementia, you can learn new ways to give these patients a better quality of life! A multidisciplinary team of leading experts navigates the complex clinical challenges associated with pain among these patients. They identify the sources of pain, even in patients who have trouble communicating; and recommend the most effective pain treatment options.
- Diagnose pain using today’s best methods, including self-report measures, observer ratings, psychophysical and behavioral pain analysis, and more.
- Avoid inappropriate use of pain medication through coverage of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management options, including exercise and physical therapy, psychological approaches, placebo analgesia, and palliative care.
- Understand the current knowledge gaps and join the search for better solutions.
Number of Pages: 336
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Author: Stephen J. Gibson & Stefan Lautenbacher
Street Date: February 3, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-1556