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Dementia watch on elderly fallers

Doctors are checking elderly patients who break their wrists for early signs of dementia to try to prevent them going on to fracture their hips.

Doctors are checking elderly patients who break their wrists for early signs of dementia to try to prevent them going on to fracture their hips.

A team at Southampton General Hospital is monitoring patients over 70 who fracture bones in a fall, as 40 per cent of all hip fractures in the UK happen to those with the condition.

 
 
 

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