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Study links dialysis to increased dementia risk in seniors

The lifetime risk of dementia among older adults with end-stage kidney disease after beginning dialysis rose from 19% among those ages 66 to 70 to 28% among those ages 76 to 80, researchers reported in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The findings also showed increased odds of post-dialysis dementia and Alzheimer's disease among women, Hispanics and African-Americans.

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