Part Three | Medical Management of Residents Living with Dementia
There are an estimated 35 million people with dementia across the world, of whom 50% experience regular pain. Care teams and medical providers should engage in a holistic, person-centered approach to the medical management of residents living with dementia.
In Part 3 of this series, this quick guide will provide highlights on the best practices for medical and pain management for residents living with dementia, including pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches.
In our ongoing series, we will be highlighting the key components to establishing practices that improve the quality of care for residents living with dementia in assisted living communities that can be read in 10 minutes or less.
This series relies heavily on information provided by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Dementia Care Practice Recommendations 2018 and Dementia Care Practices for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homes. Other resources have also been included to ensure the latest research is reflected in these recommendations. Please consult the sources section of each guide for more information.