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National Initiatives Germany: Informative guidebook "Dementia & Pain"

"Deutsche Palliativ Stiftung" Publishes Guidebook on "Dementia and Pain"

The practical booklet " Dementia and Pain", written by the pain therapists Magdalene Roth-Brons and Dr. Christoph Roth deals with patients who do not only suffer from chronic pain but also from dementia. Furthermore, it gives advice to family members and nursing staff how to treat someone affected by these diseases.

In addition this guidebook provides possibilities and options for relatives and caretakers to improve the exposure to dementia sufferers.

On the occasion of this improved treatment the guidebook includes a "sheet for pain evaluation for dementia sufferers" ("Bogen zur Beurteilung von Schmerzen bei Demenz", in short BESD).