Old age and frailty in the dialysis population

J Nephrol. Sep-Oct 2010;23(5):502-7.


Dialysis management is changing over time due to the changing dialysis population, with many overlapping issues between gerontological and nephrological care. The conditions that are focused on in this review are frailty, cognitive impairment, depression and changes in body composition. These factors should be considered when managing older patients on dialysis.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aging*
  • Body Composition
  • Cognition Disorders / epidemiology
  • Depression / epidemiology
  • Frail Elderly*
  • Humans
  • Renal Dialysis*