Neurocognitive disorders: Pain expression in the face of mental deficits
from Practical Pain Management
There are an estimated 35 million people with dementia worldwide. This figure is expected to increase to 100 million by the year 2050. More compelling for pain practitioners is that the rate of dementia is known to rise with age to over 50 percent in those 90 years of age or older, and the prevalence of chronic pain is 72 percent in those 85 years or older.
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