Misunderstanding Dementia Pain: What Facial Expressions Are Really Telling You

Misunderstanding Dementia Pain: What Facial Expressions Are Really Telling You

There’s a common misconception that pain is an inherent part of ageing, that as you get older and may develop health issues, pain is just something you’re going to have to deal with.

But that’s not true, pain is often a symptom that can be managed with the correct interventions and treatments.

Older people are less likely to report pain themselves, especially if they have cognitive impairment, but that doesn’t mean they are not experiencing it.

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