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Increased risk of hip fractures in patients with dementia: a nationwide population-based study

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Individuals with dementia are at greater risk of developing hip fracture, particularly if they also have osteoporosis.

HK Wang, CM Hung, SH Lin, YC Tai, K Lu, PC Liliang… - BMC Neurology, 2014

This research published in the BMC Neurology journal, found that Dementia was independently associated with increased risk of hip fracture [adjusted hazard ratio (HR) 1.92, 95% CI 1.48–2.49]. Patients with dementia and osteoporosis had the highest risk of developing hip fracture (adjusted HR 2.27, 95% CI 1.28–4.01).

The authors recommend prevebtion and hazard reduction interventions, given these findings home modifiucation strategies could also significantly reduce morbidity and hospital attendance which are particularly distressing to individuals and family coping with Dementia.


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