Category Archives: Pain

Pain Management.

Questions Raised About Prescribing Painkillers for Dementia Patients (BBC Radio Four)

Summary An investigation into the role of big pharma in the international opioid crisis, from BBC Radio 4, touches upon questions about the ethics and suitability of pain management embedded semi-routinely in care for persons with dementia: Full Audio Link … Continue reading

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Oral Health in Older Adults: a Review of the Literature (OBM Geriatrics / BBC News)

Summary A detailed literature review covers the relationship(s) between oral health, nutritional status and quality of life in older adults. Effective management of oral health problems helps to prevent or reduce malnutrition / undernutrition. It plays an important role in … Continue reading

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Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework (NHS Improvement)

The Dementia Assessment and Improvement Framework supports ongoing quality improvement towards the provision of “outstanding care” for people living with dementia during their stay in acute, community or mental health settings. There are eight constituent framework standards: Diagnosis. Person-centred care. … Continue reading

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UK Pain Prevalence Rates (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary A meta-analysis of 19 studies published in BMJ Open suggests that approximately 28 million (43%) people in the UK may be living with chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis; this is almost triple the number expected previously. This … Continue reading

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On the Identification of Sources of Discomfort For Persons With Dementia (Behavioural Neurology)

Summary The Sources of Discomfort Scale (SODS) may be used to assess discomfort based on the identifiable source(s) of discomfort. This scale is therefore distinct from, and complementary to, other pain assessment scales for persons with dementia. It promises to … Continue reading

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A Compendium of Patient Information on Parkinson’s Disease (Patient.co.uk / Parkinson’s UK / USA: Multiple)

Summary Just in time for Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2015 (April 20th -26th 2015), here is a collection of information on Parkinson’s Disease written primarily for patients and the general public. From Patient.co.uk (UK Independent Health Site) Parkinson’s Disease. Leeds: Patient.co.uk … Continue reading

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