Elderly patients treated with antidepressants to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease have nearly double the risk of having a hip fracture, and the risk remains high even four years after the initiation of therapy, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Hip fractures are a serious injury that can be life threatening. They are even more dangerous – and prevalent – in the elderly. Multiple medications, poor vision and balance problems make older individuals more apt to trip and fall. And falls more often lead to fractures, particularly in the hip, of the elderly because their bones tend to weaken ... Read More
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