Event Date: Dec 14, 2016
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Brief summary of presentation: Pain in individuals with dementia is increasingly recognized as both under-recognized and under-treated. For individuals with a neurocognitive disorder, untreated pain can have detrimental effects on their health and quality of life. It is for these reasons that a specialized assessment of dementia patients is necessary to identify and treat pain. This webinar will present: a neurophysiological review of pain; the main barriers to effective assessment and management of pain in this population; and, a review of the strategies and tools that health care providers can use to overcome these barriers.
Presenter(s):Trish MacPherson, RN - Lead Consultant with the Southeast CCAC Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Service
Sherri Elliott RN, B.A. (Psych), BScN - Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant for the Providence Care Behavioural Support Services Team in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties