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

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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 to a high percentage of advanced dementia patients with a high suffering level.

In Articles:
Aminoff BZ, Adunsky A.
Dying dementia patients: too much suffering, too little palliation.
American Journal of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias, 19(4): 243-247, 2004.

Aminoff BZ, Adunsky A.
Dying dementia patients: too much suffering, too little palliation.
American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, (Original article), 22(5): 344-348, 2005.

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