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My Older Parent Hurts: Pain in Older Adults and How You can Help

June 3, 2014 - 1:00pm PDT, 4:00pm EDT
Recorded in June, 2014


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Dr. Gallagher draws on her 13 years of experience in palliative care to share with us how pain affects older adults with and without cognitive impairments with tips for assisting them in managing their pain.

Attendees will learn:

  1. How pain in older adults differs from pain in others
  2. How cognitive impairment/dementia affects pain
  3. Analgesics in older adults – what works best
  4. Monitoring the effect of medications to get the best result
  5. Managing pain: what other therapies are helpful

Romayne Gallagher PhD

Romayne Gallagher is a palliative care physician with experience in the field that spans 25 years and includes patient care, teaching and research. Prior to becoming a full time palliative care physician she worked as a family physician for 12 years. She has been involved in collaborative work to improve access to palliative care at both provincial and national levels. Romayne’s other area of interest is pain management in older adults, including adults with cognitive impairment or dementia. 


This event is co-sponsored by CIRPD, Pain BC and The Canadian Pain Coalition.

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