Care for elderly people with dementia following a hip fracture is “sadly lacking

University of East Anglia UEA . Steve Adams

Monday, June 15, 2015
Medical guidance on how to care for elderly people with dementia following a hip fracture is “sadly lacking”, UEA researchers have claimed.

Almost half of all people who suffer hip fractures also have dementia, but a report published today reveals there is no conclusive evidence on how to care for this particularly vulnerable group.

The review, which was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), highlights an urgent need for better research into what strategies improve post-operative care – both within hospital settings and in the community.

Data was taken from five clinical trials involving 316 dementia patients who had suffered a hip fracture.

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