Integrating nonpharmacologic and alternative strategies into a comprehensive management approach for older adults with pain.

@article{Bruckenthal2010IntegratingNA,
  title={Integrating nonpharmacologic and alternative strategies into a comprehensive management approach for older adults with pain.},
  author={Patricia Bruckenthal},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 2 Suppl},
  pages={S23-31}
}
The U.S. population aged >or=65 years is estimated to grow from 35 million in 2000 to 71.5 million in 2030, and the number of those aged >or=85 years is expected to increase from 5.3 million in 2006 to 21 million in 2050. Due to this demographic shift, the complexities of chronic pain management in the elderly will become increasingly important, necessitating a deeper understanding in the medical community of both the normal physiologic changes that occur with aging and the increased risks and… CONTINUE READING