A relationship-centred approach to managing pain in dementia.
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Nursing older people, ISSN: 1472-0795, Vol: 30, Issue: 1, Page: 27-32
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- Nursing; Evidence & Practice
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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.