Hip Fracture in Older People Without Dementia May Be Sign of Undiagnosed Alzheimer’s

Hip Fracture in Older People Without Dementia May Be Sign of Undiagnosed Alzheimer’s
Abnormal levels of amyloid-beta and tau protein — two hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease — were detected in the cerebrospinal fluid of older  individuals without dementia who were hospitalized for hip fractures, a study shows. These findings suggest that alterations that can cause diminished balance in older people may underly both increased risk of hip-fracturing falls and Alzheimer’s disease, with hip fracture itself being a potential sign of undiagnosed Alzheimer’s. The study, “Abnormal CSF amyloid-β42 and tau levels in hip fracture patients without dementia,” was published in the journal PLOS One. One of the con
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