Pain

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This page is part of the Carers checklist guide and was last updated on December 11, 2019
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  1. Carers checklist
  2. Money matters
  3. Working and caring
  4. Legal matters
  5. Getting support with caring
  6. Home adaptations and telecare
  7. Mobility
  8. Driving
  9. Staying connected
  10. Peer support for carers
  11. Respite and creative breaks
  12. Home design
  13. Incontinence and UTIs
  14. Pain
  15. Going missing
  16. Transition to care

Pain, like depression, is often untreated in dementia but it need not be. As a carer, you can probably identify pain signals very easily. Palliative care in the community is via GP referral.

Palliative care is NOT solely for End of Life Care (EOLC). Palliative care was redefined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be pain relief for anyone suffering with a long term, degenerative condition.