A major concern for individuals facing end-of-life is uncontrolled pain. Medication therapy is the first line of pain control. Frequently, a combination of drugs are used to improve effectiveness. Additionally, pain therapy can be enhanced with relaxation and/or distraction therapies. Some examples of these therapies are: Relaxing music A quiet atmosphere Massages Entertaining or humorous movies/TV shows. My book Healthcare Handbook for Senior Citizens and Their Families discusses other issues related to end-of-life care. Visit my website: http://www.seniorhealthbook.com Scan

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