It is thought that as many as three in four people living in care homes may be in pain at any one time. It is one of the major challenges when providing care to someone with dementia… if a person is unable to communicate in the conventional manner, how can you tell when they are in pain?
It is increasingly understood that many of the challenging behaviours associated with dementia may be a result of the patient experiencing pain, but struggling to communicate this.
Napp Pharmaceuticals Limited undertook a programme of quantitative and qualitative research, gathering information, thoughts and perspectives from a sample of independently owned care and nursing homes across the UK.
Read the report on their findings and recommendations here: See Change Think Pain Napp Report