Dementia comes in several forms. Simply because somebody has dementia does not mean that he or, she has lost the sensation of pain.
My father in law has Alzheimer's, a form of Dementia, he is 90 going on 4 years of age but he can still let you know if he is in pain. He has rheumatoid arthritis in both knees and part of the condition can lead to an inability to walk.
Having dementia does not mean that they can't express feeling of pain or emotions any more although their pain might be expressed by simply moaning or by simply talking about it all the time as is the case with my father in law, you just have to learn to recognise their mood changes.
Check out my 'Dad's Dementia' and his journey into Alzheimer's...
I think the best way to determine if a person with dementia is in pain is to ask them. While cognitive ability may be effected, the baser instinctive pain receptors should stay in tact, just like in an infant. The part of the brain damaged in most forms of dementia is not the same area that detects and communicates pain.
by And Drewson21 months ago
If someone is of sound mind, meaning they understand the consequences, should they be allowed to kill themselves?
by Kebennett17 years ago
I am the caretaker of my 72 year old father. I am wondering if he may have Alzheimers onset.He is mean to me and my mother. He yells at both of us. We can't do anything right. We don't answer his questions to his...
by fit2day7 years ago
There are many religious beliefs out there, but for some reason they seem to all be filtered through science. People will argue that there is no God or that there's no proof that the bible is true, but no one has...
by ambassadornchains5 years ago
If you know about arthritis, is it worth it to go to the doctor to have it diagnosed?Specifically early-onset arthritis. Are there specific prescriptions available? I have had chronic pain for years. ...
by Paula5 years ago
What are the best supplements to help avoid Alzheimer's disease, and other problems with the brain?Alzheimer's disease seems to be growing not only in awareness but in the number of people having it and dying from...
by milleramanda534 years ago
What tips can be given for Arthritis Relief?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.