Study: Pain may be link between advanced dementia, aggressive behavior

04/22/2014 | McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A analysis of data from long-term care facilities in Florida found patients with severe dementia had more frequent instances of aggressive behaviors when they were in pain, researchers reported in the journal Asian Nursing Research. The results did not hold true for patients with less severe dementia, and researchers said the study suggests caregivers should consider pain relief when patients with severe dementia show aggressive behavior.

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