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Pain syndrome in patients with dementia in nursing practice

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25879979-2023-02-02

A.V. Golenkov, professor;
Chuvash State University I.N. Ulyanova, Cheboksary

In elderly patients with dementia, chronic pain syndrome is often observed, which can be manifested by behavioral disorders, aggression, agitation and other mental disorders. The presence of pain in them is often ignored, underestimated and poorly diagnosed, especially in severe and severe dementia with speech disorders (aphasia). Therefore, it is treated incorrectly, which reduces the quality of life of patients and their daily activities. Two scales are given for assessing pain by nurses in patients with speech disorders (severe dementia). Approaches to the treatment of pain in elderly people with dementia are discussed.

chronic pain syndrome
speech disorders (aphasia)
visual analog scales
observation and treatment.

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