18 January 2009

Pain management in the aged

Ageing and pain are not natural allies
Australian Ageing Agenda: 13 January 2009
Pain is not a ‘normal’ part of the ageing process and should not be accepted as such, according to a new study from the University of Nottingham in the UK.

Funded by Help the Age and the British Pain Society, the report draws on interviews with older people and a comprehensive literature review.

The groundbreaking study reveals that over five million Britons aged 65 and over experience some form of pain and discomfort. … > full story

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