The recognition of pain for direct care workers

By Dementia Training Australia

  • Enhanced Practice
  • 1 hour
  • Online Module
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This module provides an overview of pain and how to recognise pain in people with dementia who can’t tell us that they are in pain. You will learn how to look, listen and investigate pain in people living with dementia. This is module 1 in the 3-part module series: Recognising and Acting on Pain in People Living with Dementia for Direct Care Workers

Physical Wellbeing



Continuing Professional Development (CPD) :
1 hour

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, staff should be able to:
  • Describe the mechanism of pain.
  • Describe the issues relating to recognising pain in people living with dementia who are unable to verbalise their discomfort or pain.
  • Describe what would lead you to think that a person with dementia might be in pain.