COST Action TD1005 – Pain Assessment in Patients with Impaired Cognition, especially Dementia
COST is the acronym for 'European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research'. COST Action TD 1005 brings together leading researchers from a wide range of scientific disciplines. The major aim is the development of a comprehensive and internationally agreed-on assessment toolkit for older adults targeting the various subtypes of dementia and various aspects of pain, including pain diagnostics, cognitive examination and guidelines for proper assessment. Validation of this toolkit requires joint action of both basic and clinical sciences. Only hereby, the urgently needed improvement of pain management in dementia can start.