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Dr. Bechor Zvi Aminoff’s Quote:

Dr. Bechor Zvi Aminoff’s Quote The suffering of patients is not a function of disease; it is a function of inadequate medical and nursing care1.   1.  Aminoff  BZ. Prognosis of short survival in patients with advanced dementia as diagnosed … Continue reading

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Diagnosis of Aminoff Suffering Syndrome by Mini Suffering State Examination scale score evaluation

About 80 % of advanced dementia patients diagnosed in Aminoff Suffering Syndrome by high Mini Suffering State Examination scale score (MSSE=7-10/10) were died during 6 month follow up after admission to Geriatric Department. Aminoff BZ. Mini-Suffering State Examination Scale: possible … Continue reading

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Mini Suffering State Examination (MSSE) scale

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End-of-Life Suffering

Patient is usually unaware to his condition and helplessness; Family members unable to help; Medical and nursing staff is unaware to diagnosis, to treat and to prevent suffering; Human society is unaware to End-of-Life Suffering.

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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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