I was wondering If a patient has alzhiemers/dementia for (6yrs now) then they are in the middle of a manic episode, Yet within that episode is crying out in pain. The only way to assertain if they are REALLY hurt is to get an MRI right???
But then comes the problem of keeping them still during there episode in order to do a MRI to determine to problem. Medicate them before MRI? What If there blood pressure goes too low? Is that a risk most hospitals wont take? Especially since the patient has alz/dem? Do you get the MRI done??
And IF NOT... Call in Hospice and Then just give them comfort care?? and let them go NOT knowing if there ever REALLY was any pain to alieviate OR Do you think its the disease progressing to its end and making the patient "think" he/she has pain which Might not even have been there???