Hip fractures and dementia

In this blog Alistair talks about fragility fractures and the association with dementia.

Key points

  •  40-50% people with hip fractures have some form of dementia or cognitive impairment
  • Rehabilitation is more of a challenge to people with dementia
  • As part of the routine checks for people who are admitted with a hip fracture, they will now have an assessment of their memory and their cognitive function on admission and after their operation
  • This enables a measure to be made on the presence of dementia or delirium
  • This should lead to better rehabilitation care and better outcomes for dementia sufferers and their carers.
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