A comparison of end-stage renal disease and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly through a comprehensive geriatric assessment


Soysal P., IŞIK A. T., BÜYÜKAYDIN B., KAZANCIOĞLU R.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.46, no.8, pp.1627-1632, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-014-0739-5
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1627-1632
  • Keywords: Comprehensive geriatric assessment, Elderly, Haemodialysis, End-stage renal disease, Alzheimer's disease, CHRONIC KIDNEY-DISEASE, FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT, HEMODIALYSIS-PATIENTS, COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, DEPRESSION, POPULATION, SYMPTOMS, ADULTS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The percentage of patients receiving haemodialysis (HD) treatment and of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) within the elderly population is increasing day by day. Functional dependence, malnutrition, cognitive impairment or depression impairs the quality of life and increases mortality in both diseases. This study aims to assess HD and AD patients through comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and compare their results.