Discomfort and agitation in older adults with dementia

  title={Discomfort and agitation in older adults with dementia},
  author={Isabelle Chantale Pelletier and Philippe Landreville},
  journal={BMC Geriatrics},
  pages={27 - 27}
BACKGROUND A majority of patients with dementia present behavioral and psychological symptoms, such as agitation, which may increase their suffering, be difficult to manage by caregivers, and precipitate institutionalization. Although internal factors, such as discomfort, may be associated with agitation in patients with dementia, little research has examined this question. The goal of this study is to document the relationship between discomfort and agitation (including agitation subtypes) in… CONTINUE READING
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