Randomised Controlled Trial of analgesic medications to modify behavioral and psychological symptoms of Dementia
There is a growing recognition that the occurrence of agitation/aggression and other behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia may result from unmet needs, such as unrelieved pain. To date, there have been no randomised placebo controlled trials of analgesic medications shown to modify pain and thereby reduce BPSD.
Validation of the ALGOPLUS Pain Scale
NARI is a research partner in the International validation of the ALGOPLUS Scale in five languages. Conducted in eight countries, this study is led by Associate Professor Rat and Professor Pickering and aims to validate a tool for the assessment of acute pain in people unable to communicate (including persons with dementia).