26 Jul National Pain Week 2018
More than 35 million people are living with dementia around the world, and more than 50% of these experience pain. This week, 23-27 July, marks National Pain Week in Australia.
Each year Chronic Pain Australia bring national focus to this important topic, to create awareness and create conversation to help champion the needs of the many Australians living with some form of chronic pain.
Pain doesn’t only impact those affected, but also those around them – carers, family and friends. Chronic pain can be complex, and cause behavioural and emotional discomfort.
“Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” (International Association for the Study of Pain)
Relatively strong associations have been shown between pain and depression, as well as unspecified behavioural problems. Associations of pain with agitation, aggression, delusions, wandering, and resistance to care have also been established, although the link is less consistent.
We at PainChek believe that changing lives is the best motivation for innovation, and its our purpose to give a voice to those who cannot be heard.