ICF-Based Analysis of Communication Disorders in Dementia of Alzheimer's Type

  title={ICF-Based Analysis of Communication Disorders in Dementia of Alzheimer's Type},
  author={Mohamad Basheer Badarunisa and Daly Sebastian and Raghunath Rao Rangasayee and Baby Kala},
  booktitle={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders extra},
BACKGROUND/AIMS Despite pervasive and debilitating pain among elders, it is underassessed and undertreated; and cognitive impairment can add challenges. We assessed the quality of pain care for community-dwelling elderly patients with dementia. METHODS We phone interviewed 203 Veterans Affairs primary care outpatients with dementia and pain and reviewed medical records to score 15 quality indicators of pain assessment and management. RESULTS Pain assessment was documented for 98%, and a… CONTINUE READING
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