Event Date: Nov 17, 2016
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Pain in people with moderate to severe dementia tend to be undertreated for their pain in part because they may be unable to effectively communicate their pain experience due to the cognitive and linguistic impairments that accompany dementia. The presentation will discuss practical evidence-based approaches to pain assessment in people with moderate to severe dementia.
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada
and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA)
Related Documents:Pain Matters Guide
Presenter(s):Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Ph.D., ABPP, FCAHS
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Research Chair in Aging and Health and Director of the Centre on Aging and Health, University of Regina. He has served as the 2007-2008 President of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). His research, which has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the AGE WELL Network of National Centres of Excellence, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, focuses on pain assessment and management among seniors with a special emphasis on seniors who have severe limitations in ability to communicate because of dementia. He has been honored with numerous prestigious awards including a CIHR Investigator Award, the Year 2000 Canadian Pain Society Early Career Award for Excellence in Pain Research, the Canadian Association on Gerontology Distinguished Member Award, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Career Achievement Award, a Saskatchewan Health Care Excellence Award, and many others. He has also been elected Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association as well as of the American Psychological Association in recognition of his distinguished contributions to the science and profession of psychology. Thomas has also been inducted as Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences which represents one of the highest honours available to Canadian Health Scientists. Thomas is Editor-in-Chief of Ethics & Behavior and has served as Editor of Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, Psychology Section Editor of the Canadian Journal on Aging as well as on other editorial boards. He has published over 160 peer reviewed papers and book chapters as well as five books.