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Researchers: Aggression strongly signals pain only when dementia reaches advanced stages

from McKnight's

For a person with dementia, the link between aggressive behavior and physical pain is strong only in the condition's advanced stages, University of Florida researchers have found. The investigators analyzed Minimum Data Set information from Florida long-term care facilities in 2009. This was the first “comprehensive assessment data from residents with dementia” in Medicare- or Medicaid-certified nursing homes, the researchers stated. more


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