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96-year-old dementia sufferer died after choking on food, inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 March 2019 | UPDATED: 14:00 06 March 2019

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Carrow House, Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Carrow House, Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2016

A 96-year-old woman suffering from dementia died after choking on food, an inquest opening has heard.

Florence Wright died at Woodside house care home in Norwich, where she lived, on Wednesday, February 27.

At her inquest opening on Wednesday, at Norfolk Coroner’s Court, the medical cause of death was given as 1A aspiration of food into the lower respiratory tract, with 1B dementia and frailty and type 2 diabetes mellitus coronary artery.

Senior coroner Jacqueline Lake adjourned the inquest until Thursday, June 6.

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