Tag Archives: Falls and Fractures

NICE Guideline on Assessing Risk of Fragility Fractures in Osteoporosis (NICE)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary This clinical guideline (CG 146) offers evidence-based advice on the assessment of fragility fracture risk in adults. … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention Resource Pack (RCP’s FallSafe Project)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary Over 280,000 patient falls occur in hospitals and mental health units annually, costing approximately £15 million per annum. Most persons … Continue reading

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Meta-Analysis Exploring Alzheimer’s Disease and Hip Fracture Risk (ScientificWorldJournal)

Summary This meta-analysis explored the association between Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and risk of hip fracture. It was found that – in comparison with healthy persons of the same age etc. – patients with AD tend to be at higher risk of hip … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention: New Approaches to Integrated Falls Prevention Services (NHS Confederation)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This Briefing (No.234) from the NHS Confederation and the Ambulance Service Network summarises the findings and recommendations from a workshop … Continue reading

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