High pain levels linked with impaired memory in older adults

MD Linx
by Lorraine L. Janeczko

Older adults with high levels of pain are more likely to develop impaired memory than those with low levels of pain, a new study suggests...

Dr. Howard L. Feinberg, a professor of rheumatology at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, who also was not involved in the study, said the results help "direct physicians to treat the pain that could affect memory and avoid treatments for pain (which could make memory worse) when they are not needed."

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