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Managing Chronic Pain When People Have Dementia

The combination of chronic pain and dementia is difficult to manage. While advancing dementia can render an elder heartbreakingly vulnerable, chronic pain that can’t be expressed in words by the person with dementia multiplies the difficulty of compassionate care.   Since dementia can leave people unable to verbally express the fact that they are in pain, they may scream, kick or hit. 

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