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K. Konson (1, 2); Professor E. Frolova (1), MD; Z. Radomyslsky (3); M. Gdalevich (2) 1-I.I. Mechnikov North-Western State Medical University, Saint Petersburg 2-Southern District Health Office, Ministry of Health, Israel 3-Health Insurance Fund, Maccabi, Israel

The paper considers the issues of pain treatment in patients with severe forms of dementia. The problem is extremely urgent both for long-term healthcare facilities, psychogeriatric hospitals, and the outpatient facility personnel caring for these patients together with their relatives. International guidelines are quoted in detail; the organizational aspects of care for dementia patients with severe pain syndrome are discussed. Tools for pain syndrome assessment are given.

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