Doctors at Southampton General Hospital are to check elderly patients who break their wrists for early signs of dementia to try to prevent them going on to fracture their hips.
40% of all hip fractures in the UK happen to those with the condition.
As well as treatment for broken wrists, arms and shoulders, patients are given a basic physical and mental assessment to find out why they are falling to minimise their future risk and prevent the more serious fractures of the hips or spine.
More top news
That Was The Month That Was...
The family of a mother and son killed in a crash on the Sheppey Crossing say the road is dangerous - and warned that more people will die.
If you spotted a rather threatening looking tornado looming over your head today don't be alarmed.