Geriatric pain. Pain perceptions in the old.

  title={Geriatric pain. Pain perceptions in the old.},
  author={Steve Harkins},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  volume={12 3},
Pain is likely to be a different problem in the old-old and the frail elderly compared to the young-old. Little attention has been paid to date to the impact of pain on quality of life in dementia patients, in postfracture patients, or in nondemented nursing home residents. It is likely that pain is a major source of depression and suffering in these individuals. Although currently available pain assessment tools are appropriate for the young-old, their usefulness in the old-old has not yet… CONTINUE READING

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