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    Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD)

    Assesses pain in patients with dementia.
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    Patients with advanced dementia and judged to potentially be in pain.

    • The Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale (PAINAD) is a reliable assessment tool for dementia patients.
    • It can be used in both nonverbal and verbal patients.

    Assessing pain in advanced dementia is intuitively difficult.

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    The PAINAD scale requires close and attentive observation.

    Ms. Victoria Warden, RN

    About the Creator

    Victoria Warden, RN, is a nursing research health scientist at the Geriatric Research Education Clinical Center at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts.

    To view Ms. Victoria Warden, RN's publications, visit PubMed