My Mum has been having treatment for two and a half years for kidney disease, with a few blips that has been controlled by medications and monitoring. The kidneys are now functioning at 30% evidently when we saw the consultant yesterday. He advised us that we need to start thinking about dialysis. Is it going to be too stressful and confusing for a dementia sufferer. I am told that there are various ways of carrying out the process which I understand, but even the thought of a stent in the stomach or a pipe being inserted under the skin on the wrist will be so stressful for my mother. She frets before we go to any appointments etc, but has the usual doctors coat impact when she speaks to them. I do intend to speak to the consultant beforehand on my own to make him aware of how confused and anxious she may become, but I'm sure he has come across this before of course. The hospital visit will take all day, three times a week , and will leave her tired and the journey adds more anxiety as she has always hated car travel. I am not able to do the trip with her and I'm hoping to use hospital transport, but I wondered if anyone else had experienced this medical combination. Any advice appreciated. Thank you.