Monthly Archives: April 2014

Ten items of Mini Suffering State Examination scale (MSSE) on admission to geriatric department and at last day of life

The irreversible medical condition of advanced dementia  patients was proved on admission to a geriatric department – most of them was in Aminoff Suffering Syndrome. A low percentage of advanced dementia patients were diagnosed as suffering from pain as opposed … Continue reading

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Level of suffering at last day of life

“63% of dying dementia patients had a high level of suffering on their last day of life”. In Articles: Aminoff BZ, Adunsky A. Dying dementia patients: too much suffering, too little palliation. American Journal of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, … Continue reading

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Very important note to family members of end-of-life & dying patients. Also to medical & nursing staff

“It should be borne in mind that high suffering level is not a marker of disease severity in advanced dementia & end-of-life“. “High suffering level of a patient is an indicator of inadequate nursing and medical treatment”. In article: Aminoff … Continue reading

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First comment on human suffering

1. “The first Right of a Human Being is to Live”. In Dr. B.Z.Aminoff monograph: “Measurement of suffering in end-stage Alzheimer’s disease”, Probook, Dyonon, Tel- Aviv, 2007, part 2, p.4. 2. “The relief of suffering is one of the primary … Continue reading

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