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How does chronic pain affect older people?

When older people have chronic pain, it stops them from doing the things they normally do, like meeting family and friends. This can make them sad and lonely. When a person breaks a leg, the plaster cast lets everyone know what’s up, but when someone has chronic pain, there’s usually nothing to see. Sometimes, older people don’t like complaining about their pain, so family and friends don’t always understand what they’re feeling or know what they can do or say to help.

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