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Opioids and Alzheimer’s

While we commonly focus on the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s, it should also be noted that pain is also a common feature of the disease. Approximately 50% of people with dementia experience substantial amounts of pain. In approximately 40% of them, opioids are required to manage that pain. At this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International…

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