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Investigating how problems with memory and other thought processes might affect treatment-related decision-making in patients with CKD

Investigating how problems with memory and other thought processes might affect treatment-related decision-making in patients with CKD 20 May 2024 Dr Kerry-Lee Rosenberg from University College London has received an Andy Cole Fund Award clinical training fellowship of £318,000 to study the impact of undiagnosed problems with memory and other thought processes (known as cognitive…

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Understanding the impact on mental health where there is a negative outcome following a kidney transplant

Understanding the impact on mental health where there is a negative outcome following a kidney transplant 20 May 2024 Emma Aitken from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Ms Emma Aitken from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow has received an Andy Cole Fund Award clinical training fellowship of £5,300 to understand the impact that complications following a kidney transplant…

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“Chronic kidney disease severely impacted my mental health”

“Chronic kidney disease severely impacted my mental health” 15 May 2024 In 2012, while working as a paramedic, Izzy, 48 from Bradford, received the shocking news that he was at stage four of kidney failure. Izzy had been living with a type of kidney disease called IgA nephropathy, which had caused his kidney function to…

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Survey highlights gaps in mental health care for UK kidney patients

Survey highlights gaps in mental health care for UK kidney patients 12 March 2024 Depression is common in people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but there is huge variability in how it is identified and treated across kidney centres. In new results published in the Journal of Renal Care, Dr Joe Chilcot from King’s…

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Tackling multiple health conditions for holistic wellbeing

Tackling multiple health conditions for holistic wellbeing 13 December 2023 Kidney disease often doesn’t appear on its own; it is commonly linked with other conditions including heart disease, diabetes and mental health conditions. Studying other health conditions alongside kidney disease is crucial to understand how these conditions influence each other, leading to more effective treatments…

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Whole family experiences mental health impact with kidney disease

Whole family experiences mental health impact with kidney disease 16 May 2023 Sally Woodward is a member of Kidney Research UK’s lay advisory group and played a key role in the focus group that helped inform the charity’s mental health report, ‘Addressing the mental health challenges of life with kidney disease: The case for change’,…

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Accessing mental health support at a time of need

Accessing mental health support at a time of need 15 May 2023 Beauty therapist Sabina Saeed has suffered from severe kidney complications since she was a baby, but wasn’t offered psychological support until she was in her mid-thirties and going through dialysis.   With that in mind, she was eager to get involved with the focus…

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