Social media could be the best method to share research findings about pain in dementia

Takeaway

  • Social media could close the knowledge-to-practice gap in dementia care through more effective dissemination of information about pain management.

Why this matters ?

  • Pain is often underassessed and undertreated in people with dementia, despite the availability of evidence-based solutions for pain management. Traditional knowledge methods, such as webinars, have not been successful in leading to widespread and timely clinical change.

  • These important findings suggest that social media may be a more effective way to share research information to broader audiences.