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Guide to Managing Chronic Pain in the Elderly

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions suffered by older adults. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded study indicates that nearly 53% of seniors, over the age of 65 experience persistent pain. Untreated or undertreated chronic pain can lead to a variety of negative consequences - avoidance of activity, reduced mobility, increased risk of falls, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and isolation. As a caregiver, understanding of the unique ...

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