Woman in bedThe following resources are potentially helpful as you provide education about pain to the older adults in your care or their family members. Please consider printing these high quality brochures to have available for families and individuals in your care. You'll also see other valuable resources that you might refer families to for online use.

PDF iconPain in Dementia: Family and Caregivers Guide to Assessment and Treatment

Brochure developed by the American Geriatrics Society for families and caregivers describing how to assess and treat pain in older adults with dementia

PDF iconPersistent Pain: Patient Education Forum

List of questions and answers about pain for older adults or their families developed by the American Geriatrics Society.

Ten Medications Older Adults Should Avoid or Use With Caution

Pain: You can get help

Observing and talking about pain behaviors: An online workshop for family members of persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia

This is a useful resource from the University of Alberta, Canada, that allows direct caregivers and family members to complete a detailed online course (with a speaker discussing powerpoint slides) covering pain in dementia. A simple log-in is required for immediate access.

LIVE Without Pain: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Pain education and management resources