Reporter July 15 2016

Elderly woman holding hands with young caretaker

Vanderbilt study shows people with Alzheimer’s have lower ability to perceive pain

People with Alzheimer’s disease don’t perceive pain as readily as healthy older adults, and this may lead to delays and underreporting of pain. This alteration in pain detection may be one reason that people with Alzheimer’s disease and pain tend to be undermedicated and suffer unnecessarily, a trans-institutional group of Vanderbilt researchers reported recently in BMC Medicine.

Robert “Bobby” Vantrease, artist and 64-year employee of VUMC, dies at 89

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