An Older Adult with Persistent Knee Pain and Dementia

Developed by

Joseph Shega, MD
Debra Weiner, MD
Rollin Wright, MD, MA, MPH
Monica Malec, MD
Kelley Fitzgerald PhD, PT
Zsuzsa Horváth, PhD: CoEPE Director
Debra Weiner, MD: CoEPE Director
Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA(CIS): CoEPE Co-Director
Media production: Michael Dziabiak, MLIS


This e-learning case-based interactive module was developed to teach students about the importance of stepped care treatment.  The module also highlights the potential impact of dementia on pain processing as well as on aspects of pain assessment.  The module was developed by a team of eight experts in education, information technology, pain management, geriatrics, physical therapy, and palliative medicine.

Please contact Dr. Zsuzsa Horváth ( or Denise Deverts ( if you would like to review the Pain in a Patient with Metastatic Cancer module and/or are planning on using any of the cases in your course.