Published: Feb 25, 2014 | Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
It is natural for cognitive functions to decline as an individual ages, however there are steps that can be taken to delay or prevent dementia.
Published: May 2, 2014 | Category: Alzheimer's & Dementia Care
Many studies indicate that although dementia patients experience severe or chronic pain, they regularly receive fewer analgesics than healthy senior adults. This can primarily be attributed to the fact that while a healthy senior can verbalize pain and discomfort, dementia patients, especially those in the late stages, cannot. Pain reporting is dependent on memory and verbal capacity; dementia patients generally have difficulty with both and cannot report when they are experiencing pain.