Dialysis patients face a multitude of metabolic challenges, including metabolic bone disease, volume overload, and electrolyte abnormalities. However, cognitive impairment may be an independent predictor of death, and presents several opportunities for doctors to affect care in ESRD and CKD patients. 840 more words
Tags » Cognitive Decline
The protein orexin, which regulates normal sleep and waking, has been shown to parallel cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients as its levels increase. The correlation is due to an increase of the tau protein in the cerebrospinal fluids of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study by Dr. 130 more words
Small trial from UCLA and Buck Institute succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders.
Patient one had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, and mixed up the names of her pets.1,490 more words