High rates of dementia in older adults after starting dialysis

High rates of dementia in older adults after starting dialysis

Older adults who initiate dialysis for kidney failure face a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Certain risk factors were linked this higher risk. Older hemodialysis patients with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease had a high risk of early death.

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180809175123.htm