Tag: Combative Patients

Articles on how to safely deal with combative patients often suffering from cognitive issues whether induced by delirium or dementia.

Unmanaged Pain in Dementia Patients

Dementia is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and it can cause a range of symptoms, including pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, pain is often under-detected and undertreated in people with dementia, leading to significant suffering and a reduced quality of life. In this article, we will explore the prevalence of pain among dementia patients, the impact of unmanaged pain on their quality of life, behavioral changes that may indicate pain, and the use of the PAINAD pain scale as a tool for assessing and managing pain in dementia patients.
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Best Practices for Approaching Combative Dementia Patients

Dementia is a progressive brain disorder that affects a person’s cognitive abilities, memory, and behavior. In the later stages of the disease, some patients can become combative and aggressive, making it difficult for caregivers to provide the necessary care. As a hospice nurse, it’s important to know how to approach and manage combative dementia patients to ensure their comfort and safety. Here are some best practices to consider:
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