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Watch for These Tips to Help You Recognize Pain in a Person with Dementia

OlderCoupleThinkstockPhotos-170082501Start with body language: The factor that allowed us to finally understand that my dad was ready for hospice care was when he’d prop himself up on one arm and repeatedly slam his fist into the opposing palm, with a grimace on his face as if he was trying to pound out the pain. Body language is a powerful means of expression – and often the only means for expression – for those who cannot express feelings.

View the full slideshow HealthCentral about what we need to look for when we want to determine if pain is an issue for someone living with Alzheimer's:

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