End Stage Kidney Disease and AZ

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fishnette
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   Posted 6/16/2011 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello group, 
 
 My husband was just recently diagnosed with early stage AZ.  He is 69 years old.  His memory had started to slip slightly lately, but he had an episode that led to his being hospitalized with what they were afraid was a stroke, (negative); this led to further testing by a Neurologist and the recent diagnosis. 
 
Mike also suffers from End Stage Kidney Disease and was just about to start on dialysis when we got this new diagnosis. He was planning on doing Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) at home.   His Nephrologist had been concerned about his recent memory problem interfering with his ability to do PD, but we haven't talked to her since we have this OFFICIAL diagnosis.
 
I am wondering if anyone on this group has experience with whether this form on Dialysis is suitable for AZ patients. We had read that PD was easier/ more natural so wanted to do this instead of in center HD, but I am now concerned that he/we will not be able to do PD with the added problem of AZ.  Last week before we got this diagnosis, he met with the surgeon and was going to have a cathether put in asap.  If we decide not to do PD, we will need to change surgery plans and go with a fistula instead.  Time is getting to be of the essence so your comments will be very much appreciated.  
Suzette
 
P.S. His Neurologist has said he thinks he can go ahead with PD as planned.  He has just started taking Namenda. I have yet to talk to his Nephrologist on this matter.

Red_34
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   Posted 6/16/2011 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry that your husband is having to go through so much. :( I do not have any answers for you, either you can wait to see if someone stops by here on the Alzheimer's forum that can help you or possibly ask this on our Kidney forum. Best wishes to you and your husband.

Btw, my Gma was placed on Namenda and it helped her tremendously.
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