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Webinar: Recognizing Pain in People with Dementia

June 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In people with dementia, pain is believed to be under-recognized and under-treated. The brain changes associated with various types of dementia are believed to have an impact on pain expressions. Many behavioral expressions that interfere with care and a persons’ well-being may be related to pain but can be misdiagnosed as psychological symptoms of dementia. There are several tools that can be used to help identify if pain is a root cause so interventions can be initiated. Non-medication and pharmacological guidelines exist to address different pain types and can improve quality of life across all care settings.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Summarize how dementia impacts pain perception and expression
  2. Identify tools that can be used to assess and document pain in people with dementia
  3. Utilize professional guidelines for treating pain with nonpharmacological approaches and medication management.

Presenter: Dr. Cathy Ciolek, President of Living Well With Dementia, LLC

CEUs: PHCA has applied for one CEU for nursing home, assisted living and personal care home administrators.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8013275218522033410

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please Note: Unless specified, PHCA webinars are a “members only” benefit.

Nonmembers may participate to gain a better understanding of this membership benefit and topic, but will not receive a continuing education credit for their participation.

If you are interested in learning more about membership with PHCA, contact Beth Weachter, PHCA Director of Marketing and Member Services at bweachter@phca.org or 717-221-7932.


June 6, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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