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Alzheimer's patients at increased risk of hip fractures

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Alzheimer’s disease patients are more than three times more likely to fracture their hip than other older people and more likely to die as a result, according to US research.

The study examined anonymous NHS primary care records to calculate the risk of mortality associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It found that survival was 1.5 times less likely in hip fracture patients with the condition.

Patients with Alzheimer’s and their carers should be given more advice on how to prevent fractures, while greater attention should be given to rehabilitation from such an injury, according to the researchers.

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