Aging and chronic kidney disease: the impact on physical function and cognition.

@article{Anand2014AgingAC,
  title={Aging and chronic kidney disease: the impact on physical function and cognition.},
  author={Shuchi Anand and Kirsten L Johansen and Manjula Kurella Tamura},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2014},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={315-22}
}
Evidence has recently been building that the presence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent contributor to decline in physical and cognitive functions in older adults. CKD affects 45% of persons older than 70 years of age and can double the risk for physical impairment, cognitive dysfunction, and frailty. To increase awareness of this relatively new concept of CKD as a risk factor for accelerated aging, we review studies on the association of CKD with physical function, frailty, and… CONTINUE READING
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