10 October 2009

Kidney function associated with cognitive decline

Impaired kidney function linked to cognitive decline in elderly
Rush University Medical Center: 28 September 2009
A new study published in the medical journal Neurology suggests that impaired kidney function is a risk factor for cognitive decline in old age.

The study, conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, found that poor kidney function was linked specifically with cognition related to memory functions. Damage to one of these functions, episodic memory, which retrieves memories of time, place, associated emotions and other contextual knowledge, is often the earliest sign of Alzheimer’s disease. … > full press release

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