Tag Archives: Untreated Pain

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

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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Pain in Impaired Cognition: EU COST Programme (COST TD1005 Action)

Summary The European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) offers an inter-governmental framework which sponsors and promotes collaboration between researchers in Europe. One component of this work is the EU-COST initiative entitled “Pain in impaired cognition, … Continue reading

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Behaviour and Pain in People With Dementia Admitted to Acute Hospitals (Alzheimer’s Society / BMC Geriatrics / PAIN® / QMM)

Summary Research into pain in 230 people with dementia at two hospitals, conducted by University College London, indicates that the occurrence of pain experienced in hospitals may be significantly under-reported. This observational study found around two-thirds (57%) of people with … Continue reading

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Management of Pain in Dementia Care (Nursing Times)

Summary Pain in people with dementia often goes undiagnosed, despite being a probable cause of distressed behaviour. It tends to be under-assessed and under-treated. This review covers the main barriers to effective assessment and management of pain in patients with … Continue reading

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Better Home Pain Relief (BBC News / Marie Curie Cancer Care)

Summary A report from Marie Curie Cancer Care indicates that some terminally ill patients may on occasions suffer unnecessarily because of poor access to pain control at home. Interviews with survey respondents identify delays with prescriptions and carers sometimes feeling … Continue reading

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Pain and Disruptive Behaviour in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Nursing home residents with dementia sometimes express pain through disruptive behaviour when they are unable to communicate their pain appropriately. This study investigated the effect of pain on disruptive behaviour in nursing home residents with dementia, by means of … Continue reading

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Government Announces £22 Million For Dementia Research (Alzheimer’s Society / Department of Health / NIHR)

[A version of this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that Government spending on dementia research will be boosted by two-thirds, with a £22 … Continue reading

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Neuroleptic, Sedative and Analgesic Prescription in Dementia Patients Admitted into an Acute Hospital (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust / Nursing Standard / YouTube)

Summary The aim of the research reported in this conference poster presentation was to assess the use of neuroleptics, sedatives and analgesics in patients with dementia at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Drug charts of 51 patients were examined to … Continue reading

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Communication With Cognitively Impaired Patients in Hospital (Nursing Older People)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary This article, published in the Royal College of Nursing’s “Nursing Older People”, covers the effective communication skills essential for nurses … Continue reading

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