editore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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. Key Features*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.