Hi all I haven't posted for a long time but I'm after some advice . This morning my mum has fallen and broken her hip she is going to need surgery to repair it . I would say she is at a moderate stage of Alzheimer's and we are managing to maintain her living at home with a lot of support , family and carer . She will have surgery tomorrow and I have questioned the use of general anaesthetic to do this as I'm concerned about cognitive decline after the op . The orthopaedic doctor dismissed my concerns . I'm wondering if anyone has experience of this . Also has anyone had experience of this op being done with an epidural and sedation. I would be very grateful for any advice .