Aminoff Suffering Syndrome and anti entropy deficiency phenomenon in advanced dementia.
Objectives: To study possible interrelations between anti entropy deficiency and Aminoff Suffering Syndrome in advanced dementia.
Methods: A cohort study of 71 patients (28 females, 43 males), with very advanced dementia, who died in our ward during the study period. The intense suffering level of end-stage dementia patients was evaluated by the (MSSE) scale.
Results: On last day of life 71.8 % of dying dementia patients in Aminoff Suffering Syndrome was not calm, 71.4 % had decubitus ulcers, 94.4 % had malnutrition, 95.8 % had eating disorders, 90.10 % experienced invasive procedures and 90.1 % was in unstable medical condition. Suffering level in advanced dementia has a significant correlation with short survival, advancing age, more severe illness, malnutrition, the existence of decubitus ulcers, and the administration of medications.
Discussion: Established correlations in Aminoff Suffering Syndrome in advanced dementia could be explained by the anti entropy deficiency. A decreased level of human anti entropy is a measure of disorder, a process of aging and torment of the patient.