The Danger Of Falls
Falls are the biggest cause of accidental death in the over-75s.
And they are frighteningly common — every year one in three people aged over 65 has a fall.
They can be particularly dangerous for women, as one in two older women (compared with one in five older men) has osteoporosis, putting them at greater risk of a fracture.
The real danger from a fall is a hip fracture — around 700,000 people mainly women are admitted to hospital each year for surgery to mend a broken hip bone.
One in ten dies within four weeks of their hip fracture, with many more dying within a year.
Many of those who do survive never regain their independence, or struggle to return to the same activities or hobbies.
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