Christine Gulla

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This current opinion aims to provide a literature overview of the associations between pain and neuropsychiatric symptoms and the efficacy of pain management for both pain and neuropsychiatric symptoms in patients with dementia. In addition, international guidelines and recommendations for pain management have been collated, and important developing(More)
BACKGROUND Nursing home patients have complex mental and physical health problems, disabilities and social needs, combined with widespread prescription of psychotropic drugs. Preservation of their quality of life is an important goal. This can only be achieved within nursing homes that offer competent clinical conditions of treatment and care.(More)
BACKGROUND Neuropsychiatric symptoms, such as affective symptoms, psychosis, agitation, and apathy are common among nursing home patients with and without dementia. Treatment with one or more psychotropic drug is often without explicit clinical indication, despite low treatment efficacy, and potential side effects. We aim to investigate the(More)
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