Bill Myers from Provider Magazine had an interesting article about dementia and hip fractures. “A team of researchers crunched data on nearly 46,000 elders’ hip fractures in Ontario between 2003 and 2010 and found that people with dementia accounted for more than four-fifths of hip fractures in long term care centers and nearly one-quarter of hip fractures in the community. Several previous studies have shown that those with dementia who break their hip are more likely to die, and more quickly, than their peers.”
The findings were published in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Researchers found further evidence that those with dementia “are a high-risk group who likely require specialized care processes” after surgery.