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    Abbey Pain Scale for Dementia Patients

    Assesses pain in patients with advanced dementia.
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    Patients with severe dementia and potentially in pain.

    The Abbey Pain Scale is a standardized pain assessment tool developed for use in demented nonverbal patients.

    Pain assessment is difficult in the dementia population, a group believed to be under-treated for pain. A standardized tool may help improve management.

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    Requires a comprehensive examination to assess for physical injuries, vital signs and sources of potential pain.

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    Ms. Jennifer Abbey
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