A relationship-centred approach to managing pain in dementia.

Citation data:

Nursing older people, ISSN: 1472-0795, Vol: 30, Issue: 1, Page: 27-32

Publication Year:
2018
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PMID:
29376618
DOI:
10.7748/nop.2018.e985
Author(s):
Tolman, Sharron; Harrison Dening, Karen
Publisher(s):
RCN Publishing Ltd.; RCN Publishing Company Limited
Tags:
Nursing; Evidence & Practice
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article description
The presence of pain in a person with dementia can often be missed. The diagnosis of dementia can overshadow the pain-inducing symptoms of other co-morbid conditions with distress behaviours being attributed to the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. Such distress behaviours of a person with dementia often have a profound and alarming effect on family carers. This Admiral Nurse case study explores the assessment and management of pain in a person with dementia in partnership with the family carer.