• 6 months ago

    Pain and Alzheimer's

    In response to the question about pain perception in persons with Alzheimer's, I had a personal experience with that very thing. My mother had the disease-- the most terrible thing I can imagine. I had taken her to her ophthalmologist who detected a retinal bleed that needed immediate attention. He performed an injection to administer local anesthesia. I was an OR RN at the time. Usually people are sedated at the time of such injections. I was amazed that my mother showed no anxiety or fear, and further she did not flinch or exhibit any sign that the injection hurt at all. Even her doctor was surprised.